DOH, NTF: Allocation, rollout of Sinovac vaccines ‘still being evaluated’ | Inquirer News
Close  

DOH, NTF: Allocation, rollout of Sinovac vaccines ‘still being evaluated’

/ 04:15 PM February 25, 2021
FDA says advice on Sinovac’s COVID-19 vaccine just a recommendation

VACCINE PRODUCTION A worker inspects a batch of vaccines produced at a Beijing factory built by Sinovac, one of 11 Chinese companies approved to carry out clinical trials of potential coronavirus vaccines, in this photo taken in September 2020. —AFP

MANILA, Philippines — Specific details on the allocation and rollout of the Covid-19 vaccines from China-based drugmaker Sinovac which are expected to arrive in the country are still being finalized, the Department of Health (DOH) and the National Task Force Against COVID-19 (NTF) clarified Thursday.

The DOH and NTF jointly made the clarification after Malacañang announced that more than half a million Covid-19 vaccines from Sinovac are expected to arrive on February 28.

ADVERTISEMENT

“…The [DOH] and the [NTF] jointly clarify that as of press time, specific details as to the allocation and subsequent rollout of the 600,000 donated SINOVAC doses are still being evaluated pending the official recommendation of the National Immunization Technical Advisory Group (NITAG) and its approval by the  Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID),” the DOH and NTF said in a statement.

The DOH and NTF said an arrival ceremony for the vaccines will be held at the Villamor Airbase in Pasay City.

FEATURED STORIES

“However, details of the planned arrival ceremony are still currently being finalized in close coordination with the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China,” they said.

The Chinese government has donated 600,000 doses of Sinovac-made vaccines to the Philippines. Of this number, the Armed Forces of the Philippines will get 100,000 doses.

The doses were originally set to be delivered to the Philippines on Feb. 23, but the arrival was delayed on account of the issuance of an emergency use authorization by the Food and Drug Administration.

/MUF

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

For more news about the novel coronavirus click here.
What you need to know about Coronavirus.
For more information on COVID-19, call the DOH Hotline: (02) 86517800 local 1149/1150.

The Inquirer Foundation supports our healthcare frontliners and is still accepting cash donations to be deposited at Banco de Oro (BDO) current account #007960018860 or donate through PayMaya using this link .

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: COVID-19, FDA, Sinovac
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2021 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.