University of Queensland

Researchers at the University of Queensland knew that, with the right financial support, they could accelerate a COVID-19 vaccine. With a peer-to-peer fundraising campaign in place—and an unlikely group of fifth-grade influencers—“Team Vaccine” rose to meet the challenge.

Researchers at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, already were investigating how to respond to a new virus by creating a vaccine within days when a real, global pandemic began. Uniquely positioned to address the public health threat, UQ’s team got to work tackling COVID-19.

UQ launched an online campaign through Blackbaud’s peer-to-peer fundraising solution to enable the general public and help move the vaccine forward. Campaign supporters became known, collectively, as “Team Vaccine.”

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