Cebu City can avail of Pfizer, Moderna vaccines

CEBU City is one of the local government units (LGU) in the country that can avail of Pfizer and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines due to a facility with a cooling system.

Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella said according to the vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez only Cebu City, Metro Manila, and Davao City have such storage facility which has -70 degree celsius capability to store the Covid-19 vaccines.

"So we have -70 degree celsius and it's capable of depositing or holding a Pfizer and Moderna products," said Labella.

Labella said these popular vaccines are available in the country by June or July this year. Cebu City has allocated P500 million for the purchase of Pfizer, Astrazeneca, and Moderna.

The mayor said he will not force residents to be vaccinated with the Sinovac vaccines allocated by the National Government for Cebu City.

Pfizer and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines became known for their 95 percent efficacy rate.

Labella said that the facility is owned by a Swiss company which has been the depository cooling system of Pfizer for decades already. (JJL)


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