US to donate excess vaccines to PH

May 28, 2021 Cristina Lee-Pisco 132 views

The Philippines is expected to receive soon vaccine donations from the United States.

This was revealed by Philippine Ambassador to the US Jose Romualdez in an interview over DZMM.

He said the US government is donating some of its excess supply of Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines to the Philippines.

The White House informed Romualdez on Friday that the country would receive the donations “as soon as possible.”

“In-inform ako ng White House na kasama ang Pilipinas na bibigyan nila and that it will be delivered even earlier so baka this June rin,” he said.

“It’s actually free. It’s part of the help that they’re giving to allies like the Philippines at tsaka mga ibang countries who really need it also,” he added.

The Biden administration earlier announced that it would donate at least 80 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines for global use, which includes 60 million doses of AstraZeneca jabs and 20 million vials of other brands authorized for use in the US.