COVID-19 Vaccine Update: Vaccination Can Take 5 Years In Philippines

Must Read

Loving Dad Appeals for ‘En Pointe’ Prosthetic for His Ballerina Daughter

Loving Dad Asks Netizens To Help His PWD Ballerina Daughter to Acquire ‘En Pointe’ Prosthetic

Here’s the Reason Why the Philippines is Prone to Typhoons

The Philippines is one of the countries prone to experience typhoons. Photo credit...

Languages In The Philippines – How Many Are There?

How Many Languages Are There In The Philippines? LANGUAGES OF THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS...

COVID-19 Vaccine Update – 35M Filipinos Prioritized For First Round Of Vaccines

COVID-19 VACCINE UPDATE – The Philippine government has eyed 35 million Filipinos to be prioritized for the new COVID-19 vaccine.

Currently, there are 3 leading names in the vaccine race – Pfizer, Modena, and AstraZeneca. Additionally, the Philippines is set to procure around 60 million vaccine doses from these companies.

However, experts believe that it may take a couple of years for the government to successfully vaccinate prioritized residents. Secretary Carlito Galves Jr., the chief implementer of the National Task Force Against COVID-19 said:

Sa vaccination po natin ng more or less 60 to 70 million, we will do this in a 3 to 5-year period

COVID-19 Vaccine Update: Vaccination Can Take 5 Years In Philippines

Previously, President Rodrigo Duterte emphasized that he would give priority to officers of the military and police. He explained that because these officers would be in charge of vaccine distribution, giving them doses first would ensure the safety of the people.

Furthermore, vaccine priority would be given to areas considered as “Hotspots” for the virus. These include areas such as Metro Manila, Davao City, and Bacolod, according to Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque.

According to an article from ABS-CBN, from these areas, those prioritized for the vaccine would be indigents, vulnerable sectors, medical frontliners, police, and soldiers.

Last week, the President approved advance payments to private vaccine manufacturers to ensure the country gets a supply of the vaccine. As per the article, the President had also authorized the emergency use of the vaccines.

What do you think about this? Leave a comment below.

Thanks for reading. We aim to provide our readers with the freshest and most in-demand content. Come back next time for the latest news here on Newspapers.ph.

READ ALSO: Determined Student Attends Online Class While Working as Street Vendor

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest News

Loving Dad Appeals for ‘En Pointe’ Prosthetic for His Ballerina Daughter

Loving Dad Asks Netizens To Help His PWD Ballerina Daughter to Acquire ‘En Pointe’ Prosthetic

Here’s the Reason Why the Philippines is Prone to Typhoons

The Philippines is one of the countries prone to experience typhoons. Photo credit to the owner

Languages In The Philippines – How Many Are There?

How Many Languages Are There In The Philippines? LANGUAGES OF THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS – The Philippines is a...

Number Of People In The Philippines As Of January 18, 2021

Here's an update on the number of people in the Philippines as of January 18, 2021. NUMBER OF...

Total Number of Cities in the Philippines (LIST)

Here is the list and total number of cities in the Philippines Here is the total number of...

More Articles Like This