December 14th According to a report by the Philippines Inquirer on the 14th, Calito Galvez, the main head of the Philippines government’s pandemic response and vaccine director, said he hoped to reach an agreement with China’s Kochen Biotechnology this week to buy 25 million doses of coronavirus vaccine.
Galvez said at a press conference that he had held a “critical” meeting with Kochen representatives last week to express to the other party that the Philippines will need 25 million doses of Kochen vaccine in 2021.
He said he hoped to finish the negotiations this week and study the specific time of vaccine distribution as soon as possible.
Galvez has previously said that the Philippines’ first coronavirus vaccine in the future is likely to come from China.
He said that he believed in the assessment of the Philippines expert group, recognized the safety of Chinese vaccines and was willing to vaccinate.