By Teddy Cambosa
The City of Manila in the Philippines has launched its COVID-19 pre-registration website www.manilacovid19vaccine.com for its citizens who are interested in receiving the vaccine, slated for release in the city this year.
According to Manila City Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso, those that will be given priority first medical and health front-liners as well as the senior citizens, in accordance to regulations laid out by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Department of Health (DOH), and the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID).
Vaccines come from a a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) with the two leading pharmaceutical companies in the world, Pfizer and AstraZeneca.
“With the help of God, I hope that in the coming days, weeks or months, we will be able to sign an advance marketing commitment contract to acquire and reserved for the initial 400,000 dosages of vaccines for 200,000 residents of Manila,” he said.
Vaccines administered to the citizens of the city will be free, the city mayor added.
Teddy Cambosa is a graduating BS Biology student and a former campus journalist at Batangas State University. He is also currently writing for MARKETECH APAC, a small APAC-focused marketing news site.