The Ayala Corporation would secure a supply of 450,000 doses of coronavirus vaccine from United Kingdom-based AstraZeneca.
Ayala Corp. is among the private companies that committed to secure AstraZeneca vaccine supply, wherein half will be donated to the government and the rest will be for their employees.
Fernando Zobel de Ayala, President and Chief Operating Officer of Ayala Corp. said in an online Palace press briefing, “We’ve decided to order 450,000 vaccines from AstraZeneca so the total donation that we will be giving to the government will be about P120 million,”
“Government, in turn, has requested that 50 percent be given for individuals that the government selects, and 50 percent will be given back to the private sector so that we can also provide the vaccine for the people who need it,” Zobel said.
More than 200 local companies are interested to purchase another batch of COVID vaccines from the British vaccine maker, said Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion.
The private sector had earlier signed a supply deal for 2.6 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccines worth around P700 million. The supplies are expected to arrive this May or June.