Doctors warn against 'rushed' coronavirus vaccine Doctors have warned a coronavirus vaccine may create dangerous side-effects and argued against a 'no jab, no play' policy.
Vaccine development is typically a long and complex process that can take up to 15 years.
Because of the urgency of the coronavirus pandemic, researchers are fast-tracking their testing, hoping to produce a safe and effective inoculation by next year.
© Provided by Daily Mail Prime Minister Scott Morrison (left) tours pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca's Sydney laboratory on Wednesday. Doctors say the vaccine's safety cannot be guaranteed as it has been tested for less than two years when the industry average is 10 years
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has locked in a deal with pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca to secure a potential coronavirus vaccine if its Oxford University phase three trials prove successful.
Australian Medical Association president Omar Korshid said even positive phase three trials would not prove the vaccine candidate is safe.
'We have to acknowledge it is a rushed approval process and even if the phase three trials on this Oxford vaccine go really well, it's still not absolutely proven that it is safe, not as proven as is normally the case,' he told The Age newspaper.