VERA FILES FACT SHEET: What it takes to be ‘ready’ to roll out the COVID-19 vaccines

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The very first coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines in the Philippines were officially administered at the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) and five other referral hospitals in Metro Manila on March 1. (See A show of trust: Philippine public health officials receive first jabs of Sinovac vaccine)

About 600,000 doses of Sinovac Biotech’s vaccine, donated by China, arrived at the end of February at Villamor Airbase in Pasay City, which will later be distributed to other hospitals in Cebu and Davao.

Find out what it takes to carry out the COVID-19 vaccination program nationwide in the second part of this video series:

Watch the first part of the series here.


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PH ready to rollout the COVID-19 vaccines

National Task Force vs. COVID-19, Philippine National Vaccine Roadmap, Jan. 31, 2021

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Senate of the Philippines, Committee on the Whole, Jan. 15, 2021

Senate of the Philippines, Committee on the Whole, Jan. 22, 2021

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Department of Health, Beat COVID-19 Media Forum, Feb. 5, 2021

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Department of Health, Beat COVID-19 Media Forum, Feb. 24, 2020

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Philippine Television, #LagingHanda Public Briefing, Jan. 13, 2021

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