Over 1M private sector workers to get first AstraZeneca dose in July

June 5, 2021 People's Tonight 139 views

CNN Philippines — More than a million private sector employees will get their first shot of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine in July, Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion said Saturday.

“Ang padating ay AstraZeneca… 1.17 million (doses) darating ng mid-July at mid-August, tuloy-tuloy ‘yan,” he told a virtual briefing.

“Easily over one million, we’ll be able to implement the first dose,” the official added.

Asked about the schedule for the second dose, Concepcion said they would have a clearer picture once more AstraZeneca doses arrive in September and October.

The country is following the 12-week interval since there are studies showing the vaccine is more effective with the longer wait, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said Friday.

The government will start the inoculation of the A4 priority group on Monday, June 7.