The local government unit of Mandaluyong City has made a 20% down payment to AstraZeneca for the 150,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine it has ordered, the city public information office said on Tuesday.
In a Facebook post, Mandaluyong City PIO said the amount was given to the pharmaceutical company on Monday.
“Ang Pamahalaang Lungsod ng Mandaluyong ay nakapagbigay na ng 20% down payment kahapon, February 22 sa AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals Philippines para sa pagbili ng 150,000 doses ng COVID-19 vaccine,” it said.
“Ang kaganapang ito ay patunay na lahat ng nakapag-rehistro ay mabibigyan ng libreng bakuna kapag nai-deliver na ang mga COVID-19 vaccines,” it added.
So far, the city has recorded at least 34,402 individuals who have already registered for the vaccination. Mayor Menchie Abalos encouraged her constituents to register.
On Tuesday, San Juan City government also announced that it had made a down payment for its order of 100,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses from British-Swedish drugmaker AstraZeneca.
The San Juan government said it cannot disclose further details due to a non-disclosure agreement with the manufacturer and the national government.
Mandaluyong City has recorded 6,606 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday. Of this number, 6,293 recovered while 203 died.
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—Joviland Rita/KG, GMA News