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2 Jul 2020 21:00
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  •   Home > News > Health & Safety

    Hopes New Zealand can play a part in the race for a COVID-19 vaccine

    Hopes New Zealand can play a part in the race for a COVID-19 vaccine


    The Government's allocated 37 million dollars to a vaccine strategy.

    That includes 15 million dollars for local scientists to contribute to global research, and 10 million dollars will support research here.

    University of Auckland vaccinologist Helen Petousis-Harris says New Zealand has a lot to offer.

    She says there's a lot of expertise here that can be used, along with potentially the capacity to produce.

    The Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield today said a vaccine's still likely 12 to 18 months away.

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