CAVITE – The Cavite provincial government is in talks with at least three pharmaceutical companies from whom it intends to procure P750 million worth of COVID-19 vaccines for its 1.5 million residents.
In his latest Facebook post, Cavite governor Jonvic Remulla said provincial officials have started negotiating with British-Swedish drugmaker AstraZeneca and are also waiting for a response from American pharmaceutical firms Moderna and Pfizer.
Remulla added vaccines from AstraZeneca will be provided for Cavitenos aged 18 to 59 years old while those from Moderna and Pfizer will be for the senior citizens.
Once the vaccines arrive, authorities would implement a provincial ID system for its effective administration, the governor previously said.
Moreover, Remulla also noted that the daily average of COVID-19 cases in the province has plummeted to 20 cases a day from 800 cases during the peak months last year.
As of March 2, Cavite has 27,166 total cases of the viral respiratory illness with 25,830 recoveries and 341 deaths.
On March 1, the Philippines formally started its vaccination campaign to some government health workers and select officials, following the arrival of the Chinese government-donated COVID-19 vaccines from Sinovac Biotech
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