The University of Queensland's potential coronavirus vaccine has been scrapped after several trial participants returned false positive HIV test results.
- University of Queensland has abruptly ended its trials for coronavirus vaccine
- The Australian government had secured a $1billion deal for 51 million doses
- Deal was scrapped after participants returned false positive HIV test results
- Government has urgently secured doses of other vaccines in development
- Fears vaccine mishap would undermine confidence in immunisation roll-out
The University of Queensland had been developing the vaccine in partnership with pharmaceutical company CSL and the government had ordered 51 million doses.
But those plans have been abruptly halted over fears the false results could damage the public's confidence in the COVID-19 vaccination program.