Israeli experts visited the Solaire COVID-19 vaccination site.
“We expect that the capacity of this vaccination center will reach up to 6,000 a day,” Roque said.
“The employees of private firms who bought Moderna [under a tripartite deal with national government and Moderna] will have to go here to get their vaccine,” Roque added.
“We already reached 350,000 [individuals vaccinated in] a day. You can just imagine if the private sector starts using their facilities and vaccinating people using their own personnel, this will be a game-changer,” Roque said.
“This is very significant as we aim to vaccinate 500,000 per day,” he added.
About 250,000 doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccines are expected to arrive in the country by June 27.
Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. said, among the upcoming Moderna vaccines will be those purchased by the private sector.
In addition, an additional 1.5 million doses of Sinovac will also arrive on June 24, and this month also more than 150,000 doses of Sputnik V will arrive.
Solaire vaccine site to administer 6K jabs daily – Palace
Before the end of the month, the country will also receive the US vaccine donation and pour in the supply in July, reaching 12M twelve.
In total, the country has already received 14,205,870 doses of vaccine purchased by the government and private sector along with donations.
This July, 11,670,000 vaccines are expected to arrive, including 4.5 million Sinovac, 1 million Moderna, 1 million Sputnik V, 1.17 million AstraZeneca purchased by the private sector, and 4 million AstraZeneca or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines from the COVAX facility.
Meanwhile, the Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Menardo Guevarra opposed President Rodrigo Duterte, who threatened to arrest those who did not want to be vaccinated, saying that no law requires a Filipino to be vaccinated.
But he also defended the President, saying that he could only use bold words to convey the desire to get everyone vaccinated.
“I believe that the President merely used strong words to drive home the need for us to get vaccinated and reach herd immunity as soon as possible,” he explained.