December 9th – On the 9th, local time, Calito Galvez, the main head of the Philippine government’s epidemic response and vaccine director, said that the first coronavirus vaccine the Philippines will choose in the future is likely to come from China. He said that the assessment showed that China’s vaccine was very safe.
According to the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Galvez said in an interview that there may be two coronavirus vaccines by the first quarter of next year, which are produced by the Gamalya Institute of Russia and Kexing in China. He said that Brazil and Indonesia have already obtained the Kochen vaccine, so they are more confident about it.
Galvez also affirmed the safety of Chinese vaccines. He said: “I have received briefings from the Vaccine Expert Group and the Ministry of Science and Technology. According to their assessment, Chinese vaccines are very safe.” When asked if he would like to get a Chinese vaccine, Galvez also gave a positive answer.