Could someone have fed the Department of Health the obscenely high price for COVID vaccines from China-based Sinovac?
Palace Spokesman Harry Roque defended his preference for China’s coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccines, saying that inactivated vaccine, like that of Sinovac and Sinopharm, was “tried and tested.”
“What we did is to buy all types of freezers and refrigerators for all types of vaccines,” Moreno said.
Senator Risa Hontiveros on Wednesday insisted that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) wait for peer-reviewed data of the Phase 3 study of Sinovac’s COVID-19 vaccine, CoronaVac, before granting Emergency Use Approval (EUA) or accepting the vaccine as a gift from China.
The row over Sinovac vaccines should be a harsh lesson in transparency and honesty for officials involved in the government’s vaccination program, Sen. Panfilo Lacson said Tuesday.
Senator Sonny Angara reiterated on Monday that the price list of Covid-19 vaccines that is being attributed to the Senate finance committee, which he chairs, was sourced from the Department of Health.
“Eh di wag nating bilin… Ayos na tayo ha..dali lang ako kausap,” the mayor tells his constituents on a Facebook post.
Sharp differences in the prices of Sinovac vaccines in the Philippines and elsewhere may smack of corruption, Sen. Panfilo Lacson said Sunday.
The coronavirus vaccines developed by China’s Sinovac are reportedly sold more expensive in the Philippines compared to its Asian neighbors.
Kinwestyon ni dating Senator Sonny Trilanes ang choice ng bakuna ng pamahalaan. Para sa kanya, mas maigi pa kung ang kaparehong bakunang ginamit ng PSG ang gamitin dahil mas mataas ang efficacy rate nito, di tulad ng Sinovac na mahal at mas mababa ang efficacy.
Senate Minority Leader Frank Drilon on Friday warned the government’s vaccination planners that their “preference” for the Sinovac vaccine could imperil the effort to build vaccine confidence among the public.
MANILA – The coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines developed by China’s Sinovac Biotech Ltd. were sold to the Philippines at a “BFF” (best friend forever) price, Malacañang said on Thursday.
MANILA – Vaccines manufactured by pharmaceutical giants Pfizer and Sinovac are expected to arrive in the country by February 20, National Policy Against Covid-19 chief implementer and vaccine czar, Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. said on Wednesday night.
MANILA – Most local government units (LGUs) in the country preferred to acquire the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccine manufactured by AstraZeneca, an official of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said on Wednesday.
After telling ordinary Filipinos “huwag choosy” when it comes to vaccines, it appears the government now has a “chosen one.”
Health care workers will get the first doses of coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccine from China’s Sinovac, Malacañang said.
Why should Filipinos be denied the right to choose what brand of COVID vaccine they will be injected with?
Filipinos cannot choose the brand of coronavirus vaccine because only China’s Sinovac vaccine will be available between February and June, Malacañang explained.
Malacañang is optimistic that a vaccine for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) will become available in the Philippines by the first quarter of 2021, hoping that it will be a “year of healing”.
Senate Minority Leader Frank Drilon on Friday expressed disappointment with the plan to procure vaccines made by Chinese pharmaceutical Sinovac Biotech, which had a reported 50 percent efficacy rate.