Vaccine Czar sees vaccination to start late February

National, News

Vaccine czar, Sec. Carlito Galvez Jr. said Filipinos might eventually get their long awaited vaccine shots against Covid-19 starting later next month.

At the Senate inquiry on the government’s vaccination plan, Galvez, however, did not reveal which brand of Covid-19 vaccines will be used for the inoculation.

Asked by Senator Win Gatchalian asked which vaccine firms the government has chosen, Galvez said the government has already confirmed orders of vaccines from various pharmaceutical companies including Novavax, AstraZeneca, Sinovac, and Covax.

The government has already secured 40 million vaccines from Novavax Inc., 30 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccines, 25 million doses of Sinovac vaccines, and 40 million doses of Covax vaccines, he shared, adding that nehotiations are still ongoing with other pharmaceutical companies including Pfizer Inc., Johnson&Johnson, Moderna, and Russia’s Gamaleya.

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