Presidential Spokesperson Secretary Harry Roque, Jr., during a press briefing held today (Tuesday), March 9, 2021, announced that the Philippines will sign the supply agreement with United States’ biotechnology company Novavax tomorrow (Wednesday), March 10, 2021.
“Pipirma na rin bukas, ika-10 ng Marso, ng supply agreement with Novavax. Thirty (30) million po iyan,” said Roque during the press briefing. The supply agreement with J&J, on the other hand, is still in progress, according to the spokesperson.
On a news release published by the Presidential Communications Operations Office today, it was stated that National Task Force Against COVID-19 chief implementer Carlito Galvez Jr. told President Rodrigo Roa Duterte that he expects shipments from Sinovac, Novavax and the World Health Organization-led COVAX facility in June or July.
Also according to Galvez, the government may secure more than twenty (20) million doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the second quarter of this year.
Watch the Press Briefing with Spokesperson Roque
Here is the press briefing with Presidential Spokesperson Secretary Harry Roque, Jr. that went live earlier today (Tuesday), March 9, 2021. Watch from the beginning or start at 5:23 of the video to catch Spokesperson Roque provide updates on the COVID-19 vaccines coming into the country.