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COVID vaccine deal done for Aussies but experts warn it’s still years away

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It could be years before Australia gets its hands on the COVID-19 vaccination the Federal Government has agreed to purchase.

The Commonwealth has signed a letter of intent with a UK drug company to buy the vaccine if human trials are successful.

The drug, being tested at Oxford University, is the current frontrunner in the race to a virus cure.

Infectious diseases specialist at Australian National University Peter Collignon says tens of thousands of people will need to participate in the human trial.

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