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Philippines: First batch of Chinese COVID-19 Vaccines expected to arrive in Feb
Philippines: First batch of Chinese COVID-19 Vaccines expected to arrive in Feb. The Philippines purchases 25 million doses of China’s COVID-19 vaccine, the first batch is expected to arrive in February, 2021.
According to Philippine media news, on January 10 local time, Philippine Health Minister Du Kai said that the Philippines has signed a vaccine procurement agreement with China Kexing Company to purchase 25 million doses of new coronavirus pneumonia vaccines from Kexing. The first batch of vaccines is expected to be 2 Arrived in the Philippines this month.
Du Kai said that the first batch of 50,000 doses will arrive in the Philippines in February, and another 950,000 doses will arrive in March. In the next few months, 2 million to 3 million doses of vaccine will arrive in the Philippines every month until the 25 million dose purchase agreement is completed in December.
In addition, Du Kai also stated that although the Philippines had earlier reached a vaccine procurement agreement with AstraZeneca, it would not be able to meet the Philippines’ demand for vaccines without the supplement of other products such as Coxing vaccine.
Earlier, Galvez, the head of the Philippines’ COVID-19 epidemic policy and COVID-19 vaccine plan, said that the Philippine government’s goal is to vaccinate about 50 million to 70 million Filipinos with COVID-19 in 2021.
It is reported that the Philippine government has raised 73.2 billion pesos (approximately 9.86 billion yuan) of budget for the purchase of vaccines, of which 40 billion pesos come from multilateral agencies, 20 billion pesos come from the Philippines, and 13.2 billion pesos come from bilateral agreements.
(source:internet, reference only)