In a supply chain shortage workaround, Australia's Victoria state aims to build its own mRNA facility
As countries all around the world have experienced troubles with vaccine shortages, Australia’s Victoria state is developing its own mRNA manufacturing facility in an effort to up its number of vaccinated residents.
Victoria will spend $39 million to set up the facility, which could be the first in the southern hemisphere, Reuters reported. The mRNA technology is used in the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines, and has gotten more attention, as adenovirus-based vaccines from AstraZeneca and J&J have had reports of rare, but similar blood clots in some patients. There have been no reports of major side effects in either Moderna or Pfizer’s jab.
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