MANILA, Philippines — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said Friday that the availability of the COVID-19 vaccines in the country before the second quarter of 2021 would only be possible if President Rodrigo Duterte lets the agency issue the emergency use authorization (EUA) for it.
FDA Director-General Eric Domingo said in an online press briefing that EUA could expedite the procurement of COVID-19 vaccines.
“Yes, I would think so, once we have the EUA mechanism in place,” he said when asked if EUA could make possible the arrival of the vaccines by the second quarter of next year.
Health authorities have sought the approval of Duterte to allow the FDA to grant EUAs to va…
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