Duterte wants entire Philippine population vaccinated for COVID-19 - (This is Money via NewsPoints Desk)

  • 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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