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PH Orders 50M Moderna Booster Shots for 2022

The Philippines has ordered 50 million doses of Moderna vaccine booster for next year, said Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Manuel Romauldez.

“Moderna already informed us about the booster shots that are being developed now. We’ve reserved 50 million doses for next year,” he said in a Malacañang briefing.

The vaccines developed by Moderna and Pfizer are “still very effective” against the emerging variants of concerns, including the highly contagious Delta variant first detected in India.

“Pfizer specifically is very effective against the Delta variant, they are 88 percent effective and we expect the same thing from Moderna because the technology they used is the same,” he said.

Medical experts say fully vaccinated individuals might need a booster dose within a year to stay protected against COVID-19.

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