Duterte gives nod to tripartite deal for vaccine procurement

The government’s proposed tripartite agreement with local government units (LGUs) and vaccine manufacturers has been approved by President Rodrigo Duterte, said Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., National Policy Against Covid-19 chief implementer, on Thursday night. 

The national government, he said, will provide necessary resources to help LGUs purchase equitable vaccines for their constituents.

“With the vaccines’ limited supply and very high demand from nations across the globe, our country needs to come up with a united strategy to obtain a bigger share of the vaccines. This is what the tripartite agreements aim to achieve,” he said. Read More

LGUs need to follow nat’l gov’t prioritization in vaccine rollout

 January 7, 2021

MANILA – Local government units (LGUs) will have to comply with the national government’s prioritization list in purchasing their own coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines, Malacañang said on Thursday.In a Palace press briefing, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said… Read More

Gov’t assures ‘best science, evidence’ in vaccine procurement

A government official on Wednesday assured the public that the “best science and best available evidence” are the primary basis for determining which Covid-19 vaccines the government should procure.”Accelerating the development of a vaccine does not mean that we are sacrificing… Read More

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