China s Sinovac applies for emergency use for COVID-19 vaccine

Sinovac Biotech Ltd. applied Wednesday for emergency use approval of its coronavirus vaccine, but the Food and Drug Administration said that it needs to submit additional requirements......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJan 14th, 2021

Navotas rejects Chinese vaccine

Navotas Mayor Toby Tiangco has thumbed down the China-made Sinovac vaccines for the city government’s vaccination program against COVID-19......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 24th, 2021

India’s Bharat firm applies for Philippines EUA

India’s Bharat Biotech has applied for emergency use authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine, the Food and Drug Administration reported yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 21st, 2021

Sinovac cleared for COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials in the Philippines

China's Sinovac has secured approval to hold clinical trials in the country for its coronavirus vaccine, local regulators said Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 19th, 2021

Sinovac only choice for vax

The COVID-19 vaccine from China’s Sinovac will be the only option until the middle of the year, the Palace said Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 13th, 2021

AstraZeneca applies for COVID-19 vaccine emergency use in Philippines

The development brings the number of vaccine manufacturers seeking regulators' approval to two, following Pfizer which submitted theirs in late December......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 6th, 2021

2 Chinese drugmakers may seek emergency use of COVID-19 vaccines in Philippines

Ambassador Chito Sta. Romana noted that Sinopharm has secured approval for general use in China while Sinovac is expected to hear from Chinese authorities this month,.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 4th, 2021

No choice for Pinoys

  BY ROBERT ROQUE JR.     Having to settle usually means shortchanging oneself. This should not be the case for Filipinos when it comes to our supply of the COVID-19 vaccine. However, it seems that we have no choice but to settle with the vaccines made by China’s Sinovac and Sinopharm, based on the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsDec 30th, 2020

Pfizer applies for emergency use authority in Philippines

US pharmaceutical company Pfizer Inc. has officially applied for the required authority to supply and market COVID-19 vaccine in the Philippines......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 27th, 2020

Solons question government preference for Sinovac vaccine

Two lawmakers on Saturday questioned the government's preference for China's Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine when its reported efficacy rate is just 50 percent or way below the World Health Organization's “preferred efficacy” of at least 70 percent......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 26th, 2020

Who gave lead role to Chinese vaccine?

Why do government officials who know the facts seem to be afraid to tell the people who chose Sinovac Biotech of China to be given a lead role in the COVID-19 mass vaccination starting next year despite its comparatively higher price?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 20th, 2020

DOST: Trials for China s Sinovac, Clover may start end-2020 or early 2021

The COVID-19 vaccine candidates of Sinovac Biotech Ltd. and Clover Biopharmaceuticals have passed the technical review of the vaccine expert panel for their application to conduct Phase 3 clinical trials in the Philippines......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 27th, 2020

No conditions in China’s move to prioritize PH as vaccine recipient — Sta. Romana

China has not imposed any condition when it included the Philippines as among the priority nations to gain access to its potential coronavirus vaccine, according to a Filipino diplomat. Amb. Jose Santiago Sta. Romana Philippine Ambassador to China Jose Santiago Sta. Romana said China instead reminded the country to prepare its cold storage facilities amid the highly anticipated breakthrough in vaccine development. China will hopefully announce its mass production of the coronavirus vaccine before the end of the year or early next year, Sta. Romana said during an online Palace press briefing. “Hopefully, mass production and distribution will happen in the near future, as early as November and December in terms of production. And it will depend on our capability to receive the vaccines in terms of our facilities, in terms of distribution,” he said.  “The prospects are bright in terms of a breakthrough in vaccine,” he added. Sta. Romana made clear that the cold storage facilities for the potential COVID-19 vaccines are not conditions set by China but simply a reminder to ensure effective distribution of the vaccine.  “It’s just a reminder that if you get the vaccine and you don’t have cold chain storage, then it’s useless so you have to prepare,” he said, citing information from Chinese drug companies.  He said even if the Philippines is in the “priority list,” the distribution of the vaccine will be a challenge. He said the vaccines must be stored in “freezing conditions” to keep its efficacy.  “If exposed to tropical weather or to normal weather conditions, the vaccine could lose its effectiveness,” he said.So far, Sta. Romana said the vaccines being developed by Chinese pharmaceutical firms have entered phase 3 of the clinical trials. One of the potential vaccines have been approved for emergency use for health workers and other government frontliners. “The Chinese will make an announcement in the near future and then they’ll start their mass production. And once there is the mass production, then I think there will be distribution. Hopefully, before the end of the year; but surely by the first quarter of next year,” he said.  Asked if China has imposed any condition on the Philippines in exchange for the vaccine supply, Sta. Romana said: “No, not at all. Actually, we’re the ones, our condition is that it should pass our local requirements.” When asked if Beijing has pledged the amount of vaccines and if these will be given to Manila for free, Sta. Romana said the matter would entail more discussion. “I cannot give you a definitive answer right now but definitely in terms of number, you know, how they will do it kasi it depends on the—they’re talking of hundreds of millions in terms of production dito sa China. So, the question is iyong distribution and deployment,” he said. “They’re preparing their manufacturing facilities for the mass production of vaccines the moment approval is announced,” he added. Budget Secretary Wendel Avisado has assured that the government has funds that will be needed for the establishment of the cold storage facilities for the coronavirus vaccines. “Surely, as the sun rises in the east, there will be funds for that because the President will never allow that we will run short of the requirements to make sure that we have the storage facilities for all of these vaccines,” he said in the same online press conference. Last week, President Duterte expressed confidence about the safety of the vaccines being developed by China, citing the Asian neighbor is a modern country. He said the government has funds for the vaccine purchase, adding he was just waiting for China or Russia to contact him. “I’d be glad to open up my sleeves because I am confident with their vaccine,” he added......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 22nd, 2020

PH to go for less expensive COVID-19 vaccine once available

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines would opt to buy a less expensive vaccine for COVID-19 regardless of which country it came from, President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday. “As I said, it’s there. I think it’s Moderna. It’s a US company, I think they are ready by September. I told them to hurry up. Sinovac, China […] The post PH to go for less expensive COVID-19 vaccine once available appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 8th, 2020

5 hospitals eyed for clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccine from China

The vaccine candidate produced by Sinovac is among the few in the world to enter Phase 3 clinical trials—or large-scale human trials—the last step before regulatory approvals......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 31st, 2020

We need the vaccines now

Secretary Carlito Galvez, Jr. and his team may now focus on the procurement of COVID-19 vaccines, even as the Senate concludes today its inquiry on the alleged overpricing of the Sinovac vaccine being pursued by the government......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2021

Navotas mayor says they won t buy Sinovac jabs after poll shows people prefer other brands

Navotas City will not be purchasing China's Sinovac vaccine, its mayor said Friday, in line with the preference of its people for three other brands shown in an informal survey......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2021

LIST: Target trial sites in PH for Janssen, Clover, Sinovac vaccines

MANILA, Philippines — Three Covid-19 vaccines have been cleared so far by regulators to be tested in the Philippines through Phase 3 clinical trials— the vaccines developed by Belgium-based Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Chinese firms Clover Biopharmaceuticals and Sinovac Biotech. Under Phase 3 clinical trials, thousands of patients have to be inoculated with the candidate vaccine to test its efficacy […] The post LIST: Target trial sites in PH for Janssen, Clover, Sinovac vaccines appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2021

Vaccine drive expands as probe hits response

Both the World Health Organization and Beijing could have acted faster when Covid-19 first surfaced in China a year ago. The post Vaccine drive expands as probe hits response appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 20th, 2021

FDA: Philippines may accept, use donated COVID-19 vaccines allowed abroad

In a statement sent to reporters, the Department of Health said it will wait for the issuance of an Emergency Use Authorization by the country’s FDA before it accepts and administers donated vaccines. The same applies to vaccines that the country will procure......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 19th, 2021

Advisory on use of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine among elderly eyed

Pfizer is the only drugmaker that has so far secured an emergency use authorization from the local FDA for its vaccine, which has an efficacy rate of 95% in preventing COVID-19......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 19th, 2021