PH Vaccine Deal With Pfizer, Moderna, Likely To Happen In Two Weeks – Evoy
PH PFIZER, MODERNA DEAL – According to the Philippine Ambassador to the US Jose Manuel Romualdez a vaccine deal for Pfizer and Moderna may happen in two weeks.
Previously, there were several issues and controversies surrounding the Pfizer deal. According to lawmakers, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III failed to pass documents causing a delay in the Philippines’ procurement of the vaccines.
Meanwhile, during an interview with GMA’s Unang Balita, Romualdez had some good news for the Filipino people. According to Romualdez, the country’s vaccine czar, Carlito Galvez, is set to sign contracts with Pfizer and Moderna soon.
We’ve been meeting with Moderna and Pfizer and mukang si Secretary Galvez ay malapit nang mapirmahan yung kontrata na we’re trying to get vaccines from these two pharmaceutical companies,
Furthermore, the Ambassador said that Galvez already has a contact within Pfizer and Moderna. He added that we would get updates within two weeks regarding the number of vaccines the Philippines would get.
Currently, Pfizer and Moderna are the leading names when it comes to vaccines against COVID-19. However, Galvez had previously emphasized that the Philippines planned to prioritize China’s Sinopharm vaccine.
But studies revealed that China’s vaccine had a 50% efficacy against the virus meanwhile Pfizer and Moderna was shown to be 94-95% effective. Still, around 50 – 70 million Filipinos were expected to be inoculated with a vaccine against COVID-19 in 2021.
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