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Philippines eyes 'fill and finish' of COVID-19 jabs by 2022


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A health worker prepares a dose of the BioNtech Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine during a vaccination for seafarers at a stadium in Manila on July 15, 2021.

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MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines is eyeing to set up a fill-and-finish facility for COVID-19 vaccines next year, the country’s Food and Drug Administration said.

 

“Our plan for next year is to have at least a fill-and-finish facility, in which the bulk product will be brought to the Philippines, then we will repackage it into small vials, ampoules or syringes,” FDA Director General Eric Domingo said in Filipino during a briefing aired Monday evening.

 

“Then the year after that, we aim to manufacture different kinds of vaccine here,” he added.

 

Full Story: https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2021/09/21/2128667/philippines-eyes-fill-and-finish-covid-19-jabs-2022

 

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