- The Department of Science and Technology released a statement on when a possible COVID-19 vaccine may be available
- The Science undersecretary said that the earliest possible date will be July 2021
- Guevarra said that they would be starting the clinical trials of 4 to 5 vaccines on about 200 Filipinos by September
- She also explained that this is a part of the solidarity trials led by the World Health Organization, where they emphasized the importance of getting clinical trials first on a few select individuals before giving it to many
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Science Undersecretary Rowena Guevarra stated that the possible month that a COVID-19 vaccine will be on July 2021.
In ABS-CBN's report, Guevarra said that in September, they would be starting clinical trials of four to five vaccines in 200 Filipinos.
She highlighted that it is important to test the vaccine in a few individuals before giving it to many.
She also mentioned that the Food and Drug Administration must also approve it.
Guevarra also said that the priority of the government would be the frontliners, then the seniors and the indigents.
The Undersecretary also stressed that there is an expert panel who research on the developments of the vaccine.
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The government faced problems when they imposed the initial community quarantine, which was elevated into enhanced community quarantine. It also suspended transportation causing massive problems with commuters.
Doctors have died after being infected by COVID-19. They are among the frontliners who attend to the patients rushing to hospitals amid pandemic.
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