Philippines earmarks $899 million for COVID-19 booster shots

By Reuters

The Philippines is allotting 45.3 billion pesos ($899 million) for COVID-19 booster shots under its 2022 budget, an official said, even as health authorities have yet to conclude there is a need for a third dose. “We have a budget entry for a booster shot for all Filipinos,” presidential spokesman Harry Roque told a regular news conference. It is unclear how many doses of vaccine the budget can cover, but the Philippines has approved the emergency use of eight brands, including those of Pfizer and partner BioNTech and Moderna, which the United States will start offering as boosters in September.

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