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Isko Moreno thanks US for J&J vax donation

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Manila Mayor Isko Moreno has expressed gratitude to the United States government for donating 3.2 million doses of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen single-dose COVID-19 vaccine to the Philippines.

Manila received 18,800 doses of the J&J vaccine on July 20. Moreno said the vaccines were allotted to senior citizens.

“Salamat po sa US government dahil ang Manila po ay nagkamit ng Johnson & Johnson vaccines. Ito ay itinuturok natin sa ating mga senior citizens. Malaking bagay po ito kasi kapag binakuna sa inyo Janssen ito ay isang bakuna lang,” the mayor said.

Addressing senior citizens, Moreno reassured them, “Mga lolo’t lola ko, nanay at tatay ko, delikado po ang Delta. Pero huwag na po kayong mangamba.”

Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen is the sixth vaccine brand approved for use in the Philippines. It is expected to give a significant boost to the country’s mass vaccination efforts because it is easier to roll out. Aside from being a single-dose vaccine, it does not require ultra-cold storage.