As the Australian Government prepares to roll out the COVID-19 vaccination program, CSL has been busily manufacturing the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine (recombinant adenovirus vaccine). CSL has a contract to manufacture 50 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine for use by Australians and is on track to deliver the first doses - tested, approved and released by the TGA (subject to TGA approval) – from late March. Representatives from CSL and Seqirus’ advanced manufacturing facilities in Broadmeadows and Parkville, Victoria will explain the process of manufacturing the AstraZeneca vaccine – starting from the first ‘vial thaw’ through to ‘harvest’ of the product in bulk, to formulation and ‘fill and finish’ into dose vials.
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