Manila, January 16 (Reporter Yuan Mengchen Yang Ke) Recently, many Philippine officials including President Duterte publicly stated that they believe that the Chinese new crown vaccine is safe and effective.
Duterte said in a national television speech on the evening of the 13th that the Chinese new crown vaccine that the Philippine government plans to purchase is of good quality. “If their new crown vaccine is not safe and reliable enough, then China will not take a risk (to produce these vaccines).” Duterte said that after the arrival of the new crown vaccine planned by the Philippines, military personnel, police, medical workers, and high-risk groups will take the lead.
Philippine Presidential Spokesperson Harry Rock said at a press conference at the Presidential Palace on the 14th that the new crown vaccine produced by China National Pharmaceutical Group and China Kexing Company uses inactivated vaccine technology, and the technical route of inactivated vaccine is safe and secure. “I am willing to choose Vaccination with China’s new crown inactivated vaccine”.
The Philippine Ministry of Health recently stated that the Philippine government is negotiating with multinational pharmaceutical companies to purchase the new crown vaccine. It has reached a procurement intention with China Kexing and plans to purchase 25 million doses of the new crown vaccine from Kexing . The Philippine Food and Drug Administration said that it has received an emergency use application for the new crown vaccine submitted by Kexing, and it is expected to grant emergency use permission as soon as February.
Carlito Galvez, the Philippine government’s general coordinator of the new crown epidemic and director of new crown vaccines , said in an interview with local media on the 14th that Philippine vaccine experts believe that the new crown vaccine produced by China Kexing Company is safe and reliable. He said that no matter which vaccine arrives in the Philippines first, he himself is willing to be the first to be vaccinated.
According to the Philippine Ministry of Health on the 15th, as of 16:00 that day, the country had newly confirmed 2048 new cases of new crown in the past 24 hours, with a total of 496,646 confirmed cases; 137 new deaths and a total of 9,876 deaths.
Source: China – ASEAN Business Council