December 5, 2022

The government needs to scale up the monthly deliveries of up to 25 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines to meet the demand for the country’s inoculation program.
National Task Force (NTF) against Covid-19 Chief Implementer, Sec. Carlito Galvez, Jr., said they are working overtime to deliver more to local government units.
“In order to meet the monthly demand and increasing capacities of all regions and provinces, the Philippines need to deliver 25 million doses monthly. So iyon po ang parang ini-scale up namin, Mr. President, na kailangan mayroon tayong mga delivery na 25 million,” Galvez said during the Cabinet meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte on July 28.
To date, the Philippines has received 31,360,700 doses of Covid-19 vaccines.
“Our Philippine negotiating team, led by the Department of Finance, and also our diplomatic team headed by the Department of Foreign Affairs, is now doing their best to get more vaccines through negotiation and diplomatic relations with other countries,” he said.
“We are expecting to meet the demand over the supply in October.”
The government is likewise waiting for another 132 million doses, both bought and donated, in the next six months.
Galvez urged LGUs to maximize the available supply for the vaccination of the most vulnerable sectors such as health care workers, senior citizens, and adults with co-morbidities to achieve “population protection.” – PNA