Iloilo City is getting enough supply of coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19, vaccine from British pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca.
On Sunday, Mayor Jerry P. Treñas signed the finalized tripartite agreement between the city, AstraZeneca and the national government relative to the procurement of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The City Legal Office has also reviewed the agreement.
“I was told [the agreement] will cover 600,000 doses good for 300,000 persons,” said Treñas.
The target number of persons for vaccination is 60 percent of the city’s total population of about 474,250.
The vaccines, the city mayor said, are projected to arrive in May, at the earliest.
Last week, Treñas signed a confidentiality disclosure agreement with the pharmaceutical company with an earmarked fund of P200 million.
President Rodrigo Duterte gave the go-signal for local government units to purchase AstraZeneca vaccines.
AstraZeneca, a multinational pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Cambridge, England, has partnered with the University of Oxford in developing a COVID-19 vaccine./WDJ