Episode 21 of 24 | February 23, 2021 | 54m


    Episode 21 of 24 | February 23, 2021 | 54m


    "Headstart" speaks with Philippine Medical Association for Immunization chairperson Dr. Lulu Bravo about the Philippine FDA's pronouncement that Sinovac's COVID-19 vaccine is not recommended for health workers following its issuance of an EUA for the said drug. Bravo tells the public to trust the experts, and adds that the first approved COVID-19 vaccine that will be available to them is the best one to get. She talks about the need for the country to invest in becoming a vaccine manufacturer to ensure supply for its population should there be another health crisis in the future. Meanwhile, former adviser to the Philippine COVID-19 task force Dr. Tony Leachon reacts to Pres. Rodrigo Duterte's junking of the MGCQ proposal for the entire country until vaccinations against COVID-19 begin. He also comments on the Philippine FDA not recommending the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Sinovac for use on health workers.


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