June 15, 2021

More contributed Covid-19 vaccinations are on their way to the Philippines

Other countries’ pledges to contribute their extra coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) doses will help speed up vaccine delivery to the Philippines.

Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., the lead implementer of the National Task Force Against Covid-19, said that countries like as the United States would donate their extra vaccinations to the COVAX Facility in order to supplement other countries’ pandemic responses.

“Isa sa pinakamagandang balita na nag-loosen up po ‘yung affluent nations (One of the good news is that rich countries have loosened up). The United States, in particular, had pledged to donate 80 million doses by June, kasama po ‘yung (this includes) Southeast Asia “Galvez gave his report during President Rodrigo Duterte’s regular Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases meeting in Malacaang on Monday night.

Apart from the contribution to the Covax Facility, Galvez said that the US would deliver 500 million additional doses internationally.

He expects the Philippines to get 44 million doses from the plant this year as a result of the initiative.

“Parang guaranteed na po na at least may 20% po tayong mare-receive (It seems that we are already certain of getting at least 20%),” he said, “and they want to extend it to even 30 to 40%.”

On Tuesday, Kazuhiko Koshikawa, the Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines, announced on Twitter that the Philippines will receive AstraZeneca vaccinations from Japan.

“I’m happy to bring you some excellent news today! Japan will contribute AstraZeneca vaccinations to the Philippines, and we’ll make sure they get as quickly as possible so no one is left behind during the pandemic, says Japan “Koshikawa made a comment.

Following the US pledge to “help lead the globe out of this epidemic,” British Prime Minister Boris Johnson indicated at the 47th G7 Summit in the United Kingdom (UK) that extra supplies would be given away as well.

Johnson remarked on June 11, 2021, as stated by VOA News, “As a consequence of the success of the UK’s vaccination campaign, we are now in a position to share some of our excess doses with those who need them.” “By doing so, we will take a giant step toward permanently ending this pandemic.”

Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the European Union are the other G7 members, and they represent some of the world’s most advanced economies.

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