Malacañang: Government on track in its 170M doses of Covid-19 vaccine target

Malacañang has assured the national government in on track to meet its target to acquire 170 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines from several suppliers.

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the country will have enough vaccines to inoculate around 50 million to 70 million Filipinos this year, citing vaccine czar, Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr.,

Roque said the country’s vaccine supply includes 44 million doses from the World Health Organization’s COVAX Facility, under which scheme, 5.6 to 9 million doses of AstraZeneca and Pfizer are confirmed for first half 2021, while the remaining doses will come by the end of the year.

Apart from the vaccine supply from the COVAX Facility, Roque said the government also expects 25 million doses of Sinovac vaccines starting this month, 10 million to 15 million doses of Russia’s Gamaleya National Center vaccines starting April, and 30 million doses of Novavax vaccines starting May.

He said an additional 17 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccines will also arrive next May; 20 million doses of Moderna vaccines starting July; an additional 15 million doses of Pfizer vaccines starting August; and 5 million doses of Johnson & Johnson starting October.