Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said his government has the money to procure COVID-19 vaccines, but he would need more as he wants to inoculate the country's entire population, as reported in This is Money.
The government aims to get vaccines to all Filipinos, which Duterte said now number around 113 million, but priority will be given to the poor, the police and military personnel.
Apart from China's Sinovac Biotech and Russia's Gamaleya Research Institute, the Philippines is also evaluating Johnson & Johnson's application to conduct Phase III trials of its COVID-19 vaccine.
It has had talks with other potential vaccine suppliers as well, including Pfizer and Moderna, the news source said.
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