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PH to donate 3M Sputnik doses to Asean neighbors

/ 05:40 AM May 14, 2022

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The Philippines will donate 3 million doses of Sputnik COVID-19 vaccines to Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) countries, a government adviser said on Friday.

Dr. Ted Herbosa, adviser of the National Task Force against COVID-19, said the Department of Foreign Affairs was already preparing the papers needed for the donation.

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“I think Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar were the target countries to receive these because they lack vaccines—Myanmar I think specifically for Sputnik,” Herbosa said at the Laging Handa briefing.

Herbosa also said that the World Health Organization-led global initiative COVAX facility would replace 1 million expired AstraZeneca vaccines.

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He also advised Filipinos to get their booster shots before the more infectious Omicron subvariants enter the Philippines. —Nestor Corrales

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