MANILA, Philippines — Manila Mayor Isko Moreno said yesterday he is willing to be inoculated with any COVID vaccine approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Moreno made the statement as part of the information drive to convince the public to trust the government’s vaccination program.
The city government is ready to use any vaccine against COVID-19 granted emergency use authorization (EUA) by the FDA, he said.
“We will use any vaccine approved by the FDA. But the people have the right to be choosy. They can wait for the vaccine that they prefer,” Moreno said. “But for me, if it has an EUA then we will use it.”
The Manila city government has made an advance payment for the purchase of some 800,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine.
“We are ready for the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, from transportation to storage facilities to the vaccination sites,” Moreno said.