Philippines to receive 600,000 doses of China’s Sinovac

MOSCOW (Bernama) – The Philippines is expecting to receive some 600,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by the Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinovac on February 23, reported Sputnik news agency.

The Philippine Star newspaper reported recently, citing presidential spokesperson Harry Roque that 100,000 doses will be given to the Philippine military.

The spokesman added that the vaccine would not be immediately administered, as it has not yet been authorised for emergency use by the country’s Food and Drug Administrator (FDA).

“It (Sinovac) will be stored until such time that it is approved. If it is not issued emergency use authorisation, it will be sent back,” Roque said, as quoted by the newspaper.