FDA seeks Duterte OK for emergency use of COVID-19 vaccines

MANILA, Philippines — Health authorities are seeking the approval of President Rodrigo Duterte to allow the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to grant emergency use authorization (EUA)to coronavirus vaccines that will be made available in the country.

In a televised press briefing Thursday, FDA Director-General Eric Domingo said Duterte has a “positive response” to the request.

“Once mabigyan tayo ng authority na magbigay ng EUA, hopefully meron din po mag-apply sa atin na nakaapprove na po sa ibang bansa,” Domingo said.

The COVID-19 vaccines of China’s Sinovac Biotech and Russia’s Gamaleya Research Institute have already secured EUA from their respective governments.

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