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Australia in 'active talks' with Moderna to locally produce mRNA vaccines

SYDNEY, May 13 (Reuters) - Australia is in “active talks” with COVID-19 vaccine maker Moderna Inc to establish a domestic manufacturing facility for mRNA vaccines, Health Minister Greg Hunt said on Thursday.

Moderna on Wednesday announced a supply pact with Australia for 25 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine, of which 10 million doses against the original strain of the virus are to be delivered toward the end of this year. (Reporting by Renju Jose; Editing by Jacqueline Wong)

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