China’s donation of 600,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses from Sinovac is being transported to the MetroPac Movers, Inc. in Barangay Concepcion Uno in Marikina City where it will be stored prior to deployment to hospitals.
Vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez, Jr. said the arrival of the vaccines marked the start of the country’s inoculation program.
Galvez and Health Secretary Francisco Duque III are also scheduled to be vaccinated on Monday morning to boost public trust in the vaccination program.
So far, the Philippine Food and Drug Administration has granted emergency use authorization to vaccines developed by Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca and Sinovac. — BM, GMA News