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...