‘Game-changer’: $35m push to develop Strep A vax

The money will help accelerate one of four vaccine candidates
Jocelyn Wright

Australia could be on the home stretch to ending rheumatic heart disease with a grant of $35 million from the Federal Government to develop a vaccine against Group A streptococcus.

The funding to fast-track a vaccine was announced earlier this week by the Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt, who described it as a “game-changing step”.