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PH may consider possible new vaccine from AstraZeneca, Gamaleya

By: - Reporter / @ConsINQ
/ 12:34 PM December 18, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Despite AstraZeneca’s pullout from the country’s clinical trials, the Philippines may consider negotiating for the possible COVID-19 vaccine made by the British drugmaker and Russia’s Gamaleya Institute, an official of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) said Friday.

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This after DOST Undersecretary Rowena Cristina Guevarra disclosed that AstraZeneca officially withdrew from the local clinical trials in the country.

“I think both of them [AstraZeneca and Russia’s Gamaleya Institute] are on our list. If, for example, they come up with stronger vaccines, maybe if the clinical trials are acceptable and the results are very good, then FDA [Food and Drug Administration] will just have to review it and consider it,” said Guevarra in an online press conference led by the Department of Health.

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Days ago, AstraZeneca bared that it would soon explore with Gamaleya, which produced Sputnik V, to boost its vaccine.

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