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AstraZeneca Eyes Clinical Trial for its Vaccine in Philippines

AstraZeneca has already submitted necessary documents to Philippine health authorities to secure approval in conducting a clinical trial for the COVID-19 vaccine.

According to Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire, just days after AstraZeneca announced that its COVID-19 vaccine can be 90% effective.

In an online media briefing, Vergeire said, “They already submitted their documents to our Vaccine Experts Panel last November 16, during that time they still have deficiencies.”

“Immediately, last November 18, they were able to complete all the documentary requirements. So the evaluation of our vaccine experts panel and Ethics Review Board can now start,” she added.

Philippine vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. earlier bared that the country is in advanced talks with the British firm to supply at least 20 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine.

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