San Juan allots P50M to buy AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccines


San Juan City has signed a tripartite agreement with the national government to buy AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccines.

The local government has set aside P50 million to buy vaccines from the American pharmaceutical firm.

“If the P50 million allocation is not enough, the city government, through our City Council, is ready to add more funds so that all our constituents who wish to get the vaccine may get it from the San Juan City LGU for free,” San Juan Mayor Francis Zamora said.

He said the national government, through the National Task Force Against COVID-19, will release the vaccine to the city once a brand has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and supplies become available.

San Juan City has already started registration for the COVID-19 Vaccine which it launched last January 4, 2021. As of January 10 at 6:46pm, 8,310 have already signed up.