According to Bloomberg, Carlito Galvez Jr., the head of the Philippine coronavirus policy vaccine program, said that the Philippines plans to vaccinate all its entire population in 2023, with a population of more than 100 million.
Galvez said at a Senate hearing today that mass vaccination programs could begin as early as February, though most of them were originally scheduled to start in late 2021.
The Philippine government is finalizing supply agreements with AstraZeneca, the Indian Serum Research Institute, Pfizer-BioNTech, Johnson & Johnson, Sinovac, Moderna and the Russian “Sputnik-V” vaccine production company.
The Philippine Minister of Health announced on the 10th that 25 million doses of coronavirus vaccine have been purchased from China Kexing Company, and the first batch will be delivered next month.
Kochen expects to deliver 950,000 doses of vaccine in March, and then 2-3 million doses per month until the supply of 25 million doses is completed in December.