MANILA, Philippines — Anglo-Swedish drugmaker AstraZeneca has expressed its willingness to conduct clinical trials of its prospective coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine here in the Philippines, the Department of Health (DOH) said Friday.
“Naka-usap natin nila [vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr.] ang AstraZeneca, and they have that intention,” DOH spokesperson and undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire told reporters in an online briefing.
(We, along with, Secretary Carlito Galvez have talked with AstraZeneca, and they have that intention.)
“Pwedeng mangyari that they can do clinical trials (It’s possible that they can do clinical trials),” she added.
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