FDA To Investigate Inoculation Of Ramon Tulfo Using “Smuggled” Vaccines From Sinopharm

The FDA will investigate the inoculation of Ramon Tulfo using “smuggled” vaccines from Sinopharm.

FDA Director-General Eric Domingo on Wednesday said that the Food and Drug Administration will investigate the inoculation of President Rodrigo Duterte’s special envoy to China Ramon “Mon” Tulfo using “smuggled” COVID-19 vaccines from Sinopharm.

FDA To Investigate Inoculation

In a televised briefing when sought to comment on Mon Tulfo’s admission he received Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines last year along with other government officials, Domingo said that they’ll refer the said report to their regulatory enforcement unit in order for them to investigate.

Domingo also said that it wasn’t good to hear that there were inoculations happening without undergoing the correct process.

In his column on The Manila Times over the weekend, Tulfo admitted that he was inoculated against COVID-19 last October 2020 and applied to be a local distributor of the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine.

Domingo, however, said that Sinopharm had yet to apply for its COVID-19 vaccine’s emergency use authorization (EUA) in the Philippines.

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Previously, the Food and Drug Administration also launched an investigation on the vaccination of Presidential Security Group (PSG) members.

But Domingo said that the Presidential Security Group had yet to respond to their queries until now.

Yun pong sa PSG [Presidential Security Group], hanggang sa ngayon po wala pa pong kasagutan ang aming tanong pati ang DOH [Department of Health], sumulat sa kanila pero as of now, wala pa po kaming nakukuhang impormasyon,” Domingo said.

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