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The Philippines ordered 50 million Moderna COVID-19 booster shots for 2022, according to Romualdez.

On Tuesday, Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Manuel Romualdez said that the Philippines had ordered 50 million Moderna COVID-19 booster shots for 2022.

The Philippines ordered 50 million Moderna COVID-19 booster shots for 2022, according to Romualdez.
Photo source: CNN Philippines

In a Malacañang briefing on Tuesday, Romualdez said that the Philippines have ordered Moderna COVID-19 booster shots that were currently being developed.

“Ang magandang balita, kasama rin tayo doon sa mga booster shots na dine-develop ngayon. Moderna definitely has already informed us. Nag-reserve na tayo ng mga 50 million doses, that’s for next year,” Romualdez said.

READ ALSO: Moderna Developing Booster Shot For New COVID-19 Variants

Last May, Romualdez told CNN Philippines that COVID-19 booster shots from Moderna may be combined with other vaccine brands initially administered to Filipinos.

Scientists were still researching how long COVID-19 vaccines can provide immunity against the coronavirus disease, factoring in new COVID-19 variants which could be more transmissible.

Medical experts said that fully vaccinated individuals might need a booster shot within a year in order to stay protected against COVID-19.

READ ALSO: Local Study On COVID-19 Vaccine Mixing To Include Booster Shots — DOST

Last April, the Department of Health (DOH) said that it will wait for additional evidence on the need for an extra COVID-19 vaccine dose.

To recall, the Philippines had signed a tripartite agreement with Modera for 20 million COVID-19 vaccine doses. Of these, the national government ordered 13 million COVID-19 vaccine doses, while the private sector procured seven million COVID-19 vaccine doses.

The Philippines will receive the first tranche of COVID-19 vaccine doses on June 27, which was a shipment of 250,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses.

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