Pfizer may set up cold storage facilities for COVID-19 vaccines – Duque
MANILA, Philippines — Pfizer might provide suitable storage for COVID-19 vaccines, Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque III said on Monday.
“We don’t have (the suitable storage facilities) according to the DTI ( Department of Trade and Industry) information that I got,” he said in an interview on ABS-CBN News Channel.
Duque, however, added that the vaccine manufacturer is willing to supply the necessary storage equipment for the vaccines.
“(According to) Secretary Carlito Galvez, our vaccine czar, Pfizer might be willing to actually provide the very sophisticated cold storage to ensure the effectiveness and safety of the vaccine,” he stated.
Duque said they are looking at the portfolio of different vaccines to determine which one will be the priority of the government.
He explained that they are monitoring the availability and the outcome of the vaccine’s evaluation.
“We have to look at the practicability of implementation for different vaccines,” he explained.
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