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Baguio signs deal with AstraZeneca to vaccinate 70 percent of its population

/ 11:30 AM January 11, 2021

BAGUIO CITY –– Mayor Benjamin Magalong on Sunday signed a deal with British pharmaceutical AstraZeneca for vaccine doses good for 70 percent of the city’s 350,000 population.

The arrangement was part of a tripartite agreement between the company, the Department of Health, and the National Task Force on Emerging and Re-emerging Disease.

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Magalong earlier announced he had negotiated 10,000 doses from a global company and had secured the commitment of local businessmen and the Baguio Chamber of Commerce and Industry for half of the vaccines they would procure for their workforce.

In a statement on Monday, Magalong said the local government had received pledges for 33,000 doses.

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He said the city had approached other pharmaceutical companies for additional vaccine supplies.

The city is setting aside P100 million for the vaccine purchase.

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