The COVID-19 Vaccines and Treatments for Australia – Science and Industry Technical Advisory Group

The COVID-19 Vaccines and Treatments for Australia – Science and Industry Technical Advisory Group provided advice to the Australian Government on the purchasing and manufacturing of COVID-19 vaccines and treatments.

The COVID-19 Vaccines and Treatments for Australia – Science and Industry Technical Advisory Group ceased on 31 December 2023

During the COVID-19 pandemic the advisory group provided advice on:

  • the scientific validity of research into the safety and effectiveness of potential COVID-19 vaccines, tests and treatments
  • purchasing COVID-19 vaccines, tests and treatments for Australia
  • the options available for manufacturing and packaging COVID-19 vaccines and treatments in Australia
  • distribution and logistics associated with potential COVID-19 vaccines
  • other technical matters related to COVID-19 vaccines and treatments.

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Members

Member

Background and experience

Prof Brendan Murphy AC (Chair)

Secretary, Department of Health and Aged Care

Prof Paul Kelly (Deputy Chair)

Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health and Aged Care

Prof Nigel Crawford Chair, Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation

Dr John Anderson

Independent Advisor

Prof Chris Blyth

Paediatric Infectious Diseases Physician and Clinical Microbiologist

Prof Allen Cheng

Infectious Disease Physician and Professor of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology

Dr Cathy Foley AO PSM

Australia’s Chief Scientist

Mr Rob Hetherington

Independent Adviser

Dr Larry Marshall

Chief Executive, CSIRO

Ms Sue MacLeman

Chair, MTP Connect

Ms Kirsten O’Doherty

Independent Adviser

Dr Felicia Pradera

Program Manager for Medical Countermeasures Development, DMTC 

Mr Mark Sullivan

Managing Director, Medicines Development Ltd

Prof Andrew Wilson

Chair, Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee

Prof Kanta Subbarao WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza, Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory Professor

Meetings

The advisory group meets on an as-needs basis, determined by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Aged Care. 

Meeting summaries

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