Duterte willing to take first vaccine shot to allay public fear — Palace

MANILA, Jan 18 (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Duterte may again volunteer to be the first to receive COVID-19 vaccine in the country if ever there will be widespread public apprehension toward the vaccine, Malacañang said Monday. “Kung sa tingin niya (President...

Pfizer, Gamaleya COVID-19 vaccines may arrive in PH in February — Palace

MANILA, Jan 14 (Mabuhay) — COVID-19 vaccines from US-based Pfizer and Russia’s Gamaleya Institute may arrive in the Philippines in February, Malacañang said on Thursday, as authorities raced to book supplies of the drug to begin inoculations as the coronavirus...

PH signs deal to secure 30M doses of Covovax

MANILA, Jan 11 (Mabuhay) — The Philippine government, represented by vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., Serum Institute of India (SII), and Faberco Life Sciences, Inc. signed a term sheet on Saturday to secure 30 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine Covovax that will...

Duque says deal sealed for 25M doses of Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine

MANILA, Jan 11 (Mabuhay) — The Philippines has secured some 25 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine from Chinese firm Sinovac, with the initial batch expected by February, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III announced Sunday. According to Duque, the succeeding batches are...

FDA approves clinical trial for Clover COVID-19 vaccine

MANILA, Jan 9 (Mabuhay) — The  Philippines’ Food and Drug Administration approved Friday the clinical trial for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine developed by Chinese firm Clover Biopharmaceuticals AUS Pty Ltd. Before securing the go signal from...

Philippine vaccine deals with Moderna, Pfizer likely in two weeks’ time, says envoy

MANILA, Jan 7 (Mabuhay) — The Philippines will know in two weeks’ time how many vaccines against COVID-19 it could get from Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech, Philippine Ambassador to the US Jose Manuel Romualdez said Thursday. Romualdez said Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr.,...

Chinese COVID-19 vaccine makers to seek Philippine use greenlight this week — envoy

MANILA, Jan 4 (Mabuhay)–Two Chinese makers of vaccines against the novel coronavirus will seek emergency use authorization (EUA) in the Philippines “sometime this week”, Manila’s envoy to Beijing said on Monday. An EUA will authorize a vaccine’s use...

FDA decision on PFIZER’S Covid-19 vaccine application out before end of January–Domingo

MANILA, Jan 1 (Mabuhay) — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will decide on Pfizer’s emergency use authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine before the end of January 2021, FDA Director General Eric Domingo said Thursday. Domingo said while the evaluation of new vaccines...

Unauthorized use of COVID-19 vaccine illegal, FDA says after Duterte’s PSG inoculated

MANILA, Dec 29 (Mabuhay)– The Food and Drug Administration on Monday said it has yet to approve any COVID-19 vaccine candidate for local use, despite admission of government officials that some members of President Rodrigo Duterte’s security group were already...

Roque: EUA filed for pfizer biontech COVID-19 vaccine.

MANILA, Dec 27 (Mabuhay) — Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque on Saturday said that Pfizer-BioNTech had applied for an emergency use authorization (EUA) for its vaccine, which may allow it to be the first to be made available in the country. “On Pfizer, Food and Drug...
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