- The cities of Davao, Manila, Makati and Baguio have announced that they have secured deals with AstraZeneca to procure COVID-19 vaccines
- Manila has closed a deal for 800,000 doses while Makati has secured 1 million doses
- Davao City will have their doses delivered by 3rd quarter of 2021
Among the local governments that have announced that they have opted to secure COVID-19 vaccines from the British-Swedish company AstraZeneca are the cities of Davao City, Manila, Makati and Baguio.
Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte already confirmed that the local government has secured doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccines for its residents. During her weekly interview via Davao City government’s Facebook, she shared that she already signed an agreement with AstraZeneca to procure the vaccines. She said the company disclosed that the vaccines will be delivered in the city around 3rd quarter of 2021.
Manila Mayor Isko Moreno also announced on Manila’s Public information Office that the local government has closed a deal for the acquisition of 800,000 vaccines under a tripartite agreement with the Department of Health, National Task Force for COVID-19 and AstraZeneca.
The local government of Makati has also secured over 1 million doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines. According to Makati City Mayor Abby Binay, residents and even non-residents who property owners and business owners in the city can avail of the vaccine.
Even Baguio City opted with AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine as announced by Mayor Benjamin Magalong. The local government has entered a deal for the procurement of vaccines that will benefit a total of 190,000 individuals. Mayor Magalong also said the city is also currently in talks with other pharmaceutical companies for more vaccine provisions for the city’s contingency reserve.