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QC sees arrival of AstraZeneca vaccines on 3rd Quarter of 2021

By: - Reporter / @ConsINQ
/ 10:10 AM January 12, 2021
QC mayor Joy Belmonte

Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte. INQUIRER.net file photo / RYAN LEAGOGO

MANILA, Philippines — The 1.1 million dosages of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine will arrive in Quezon City by the third quarter of this year, City Mayor Joy Belmonte said Tuesday.

“Despite the fact, I think we are one of the first to express interest in AstraZeneca, we were told sometime in the third quarter,” the mayor said in an interview with ABS-CBN News Channel when asked about the timeline on the expected arrival of the vaccines in Quezon City.

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However, Belmonte admitted that the city government will still ask for assistance from the national government because the initial dosages from AstraZeneca are not enough to cover all residents in their locality, which is the largest city in Metro Manila.

“Definitely, for example in our city, although we reserved 1.1 million dosages, that’s not enough. That’s very little. That’s going to cover a fifth of our population so we need the help and assistance of whatever the vaccines the national government can spare for Quezon City,” the local chief executive said.

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On Monday, Quezon City announced that it secured 1.1 million doses of the British drugmaker’s vaccine. Belmonte said 550,000 residents are expected to receive two doses of the vaccine.

As of Monday, Quezon City logged a total of 28,737 cases of coronavirus disease. Of the number, 867 are active cases, 27,088 are recoveries while 782 are deaths.

Nasa 94% o 27,088 na ang gumaling mula sa #COVID19PH sa Quezon City. Ayon sa QC Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance…

Posted by Quezon City Government on Saturday, January 9, 2021

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