Episode 23 of 28 | November 20, 2020 | 50m


    Episode 23 of 28 | November 20, 2020 | 50m


    "Headstart" speaks with DOH Usec. Maria Rosario Vergeire about the procurement and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in the Philippines. Usec. Vergeire says the department needs to reach 50 to 60 percent of the population to achieve herd immunity. She adds COVID-19 vaccines will still have to undergo local regulatory process to determine which would be most suitable for the country. She then discusses the department's efforts to ensure that evacuees from typhoon-hit areas are protected from coronavirus infections. Usec. Vergeire also assesses the government's pandemic response, noting that the country's COVID-19 trends are decreasing.


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