DOH seeks replacements for almost 2M COVID doses expiring by end-June

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Filipino inmates get their shots of AstraZenecas COVID19 vaccine inside the Quezon City Jail in Metro Manila, Philippines on 12 March 2022. The Department of Health (DOH) has submitted a “demand forecast” of 34 million doses to the COVAX facility to replace the 2 million doses that are expiring by the end of June. (Photo by George Calvelo/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Filipino inmates get their shots of AstraZenecas COVID19 vaccine inside the Quezon City Jail in Metro Manila, Philippines on 12 March 2022. The Department of Health (DOH) has submitted a “demand forecast” of 34 million doses to the COVAX facility to replace the 2 million doses that are expiring by the end of June. (Photo by George Calvelo/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The Department of Health (DOH) is seeking replacements for the almost two million COVID-19 vaccine doses that will expire by the end of June, according to Inquirer.

DOH Undersecretary Myrna Cabotaje said on Friday (May 27) that the DOH has already submitted a “demand forecast” of 34 million doses to the COVAX facility. According to the Undersecretary, COVAX will replace expired doses, whether or not they were among those donated through the facility.

“On May 4, 2022, the DOH submitted a demand forecast of 34 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine. Ito po yung parang pampalit, yung nag-expire na at saka yung pwede pang ma-expiran, which includes brands such as Sinovac, AstraZeneca and Pfizer,” said Cabotaje, who was speaking at the Laging Handa briefing.

(On May 4, 2022, the DOH submitted a demand forecast of 34 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. These will be the replacement for expired and near-expiring doses, which includes brands such as Sinovac, AstraZeneca, and Pfizer.)

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