The Daily Manila Shimbun


Philippines eyeing to vaccinate 50 to 70 million vs COVID-19 this year

January 11, 2021

The Philippines is eyeing to vaccinate 50 to 70 million Filipinos against COVID-19 this year as the main bulk of vaccines will be rolled out in the third or fourth quarter.

This was announced by vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr in a Senate hearing on Monday.

Galvez said the Philippines will receive 148 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines.

''We are now in the peak of negotiations for procurement process of COVID-19 vaccines,'' he said. DMS