Vaxine is calling on the support of Australians to help make our highly successful protein-based Covax-19 vaccine available in Australia.
Covax-19 is the first synthetic protein vaccine against Covid-19 to receive market authorisation, after showing protection against the Delta virus variant in a Phase 3 clinical trial in 16,876 subjects in Iran.
As the first and only Southern hemisphere-developed vaccine and one shown to successfully protect people against symptomatic clinical infection with the delta variant, you might think that the government would be throwing their full support behind this safe and effective locally-developed vaccine.
Unfortunately, nothing could be further from the truth. Apart from a token grant provided more than a year after the pandemic started, the govt has failed to support our vaccine while allocating potentially billions of dollars in support to our wealthy competitor, CSL, who produce the AstraZeneca vaccine that has been linked to deaths from central venous thrombosis.
Not only have the govt failed to adequately support our efforts, while proudly claiming how many billions they have given to other failed projects, but if Australians are to have any chance to access our Covax-19 vaccine then the government requires that we first must pay the TGA more than 300 thousand dollars just to assess our application let alone the cost of all the work that is required to make a successful application.
We are getting calls from thousands of concerned Australians who are being threatened with loss of their jobs if they don’t comply with onerous government vaccine mandates and who at the same time are being prevented from having access to a safe and effective protein-based vaccine alternative.
As a small Australian research group, any available funds are needed to keep developing our life-saving vaccines, and we simply cannot afford to pay the government these fees it demands to register our vaccine locally, while it fails to support our program.
Alongside carefully considering who you vote for at the next election, we are taking the extraordinary step of asking Australians to make up for the failures of our government and contribute funds to help try to make Covax-19 vaccine available in Australia, including government fees and costs of additional work and trials that will be required. If through this campaign we are successful in obtaining the ability to make Covax-19 available in Australia, then for each Covax-19 vaccine purchased by the Australia government Vaxine will seek to donate a Covax-19 vaccine to the Nepal Foundation for use in immunizing the people of Nepal.
Never before in the history of the world has a pandemic vaccine been forced by the failings of their own govt to resort to crowdfunding to make a proven vaccine available in the country where it was initially developed.