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Manila set to buy vaccines

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THE chief executive of the nation’s capital Mayor Isko Moreno announced that the city government is ready to buy vaccines against COVID-19, adding that from P200 million, the budget that the city government had allocated for the purchase of vaccines months ago had in fact been increased to P250 million.


Moreno mentioned that he is fortunate to have certain connections with pharmaceutical companies that have been developing the vaccines for COVID-19, saying the vaccines are already there just awaiting certification.


In choosing who will be prioritized in the vaccination, Moreno said the city will be seeking guidance from the regulatory offices, taking into consideration the age groups and preconditions.


The mayor also said that the city will be creating an ID system and a website where those who wish to be vaccinated will be gauged based on his condition.


Moreno also said that he will subject himself to the vaccination in order to assure the others of its safety. ANDI GARCIA


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