"A small batch of Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine will be delivered to the country in February", Deputy Minister of Health and Chief Sanitary Doctor of the country, Viktor Lyashko said.
Today, we received a letter from Aurélia Nguyen, managing director of the World Health Organization-led COVAX facility, officially informing the Philippine government that the country stands to receive a total of 9,407,400 doses from the two pharmaceutical makers within the projected first and second quarters of this year.
Fortin stated that, regardless of Health Canada's approval, the company is contractually obligated to provide four million COVID-19 vaccine doses in the first quarter of 2021.
All those vaccinated will be placed on a national register and provided with a vaccination card. In the last 24 hours, Johnson & Johnson and Novavax have both released efficacy results of their COVID-19 vaccine candidates. Duque made the remark as the DOH welcomed the offer of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) to convert its churches into COVID-19 vaccination sites.
The European Union is working to support the launch of the vaccination campaign in Ukraine in February, together with Ukraine's other worldwide partners.
To study the effect of these mutations, three engineered viruses with key mutations were tested against the panel of human sera from 20 participants in the previously reported Phase 3 trial who had been immunized with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
"There are now no clinical data on the efficacy of the vaccine when administered beyond intervals used in the clinical trial", it said.
The dry run also served as a training exercise for health workers to handle the vaccine in accordance with the Covid-19 Vaccine Handling Guide developed by the Health Ministry.
Some vaccines will be provided by Covax and the African Union, while others will be directly purchased from suppliers. "You don't have to wait for the horse to arrive before you start building the cart", Recto said, referring to ancillary requirements for vaccination that range from PPEs and syringes to refrigerators.