ManilaStandard.Net: 3 vax makers wary of tripartite deals

According to ManilaStandard.Net posted by
Rio N. Araja, With international drug manufacturers still overwhelmed by new orders for the coronavirus vaccine, tripartite agreements for securing COVID-19 jabs have been put on hold, National Task Force Against COVID-19 spokesman Restituto Padilla said Sunday.
Vaccine makers Moderna, AstraZeneca, and Johnson & Johnson were still not accepting new tripartite agreements, Padilla said.
“Moderna and AstraZeneca have already said they do not want to enter into agreements until they finish their current delivery. The same is true of Johnson & Johnson,” he said.

This comes in the wake of Senator Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri’s call to the Senate to probe reports that tripartite agreements for vaccine procurement have not been signed.

This developed as the Philippines received one million doses of procured Sinovac COVID-19 vaccines on Saturday, together with the second tranche of 260,800 Sinopharm vaccine doses donated by the Chinese government.
A total of 26.5 million doses of Sinovac have so far been delivered to the country, of which 24.6 million doses were procured by the national government.
The 260,800 doses of Sinopharm vaccines complete the one-million donation committed by the Chinese government.

Posted by: Rio N. Araja from ManilaStandard