April 16, 2024

フィリピン Modernaワクチン2千万回分確保へ




Philippines to get 20 million doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine – Roque

MANILA — Malacanang confirmed on Tuesday that the Philippines will get from Moderna 20 million doses of vaccine against the novel coronavirus.

Authorities have signed a term sheet for the Moderna jabs, said Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque.

The Philippine embassy in Washington announced last week that Manila is in the final stages of negotiations for the procurement of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine.

According to Ambassador Jose Manuel “Babe” Romualdez, the Philippines would be able to secure a “minimum” of 10 million vaccine doses from the firm, to be delivered by the middle of this year.

And the agreement allows the “option to purchase an additional 10 million doses,” he said.

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Roque said the Philippines already has term sheets with 3 other COVID-19 vaccine makers, namely, Novavax, AstraZeneca from the UK, and China’s Sinovac.

The government aims to begin immunization next month, hoping to inoculate 70 million people, or two-thirds of its population, this year.