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25 billion budget plan required to vaccinate young people-- DOF

In a Senate hearing, Dominguez was asked for an update on the st...

In an Us senate hearing, Dominguez was asked for an upgrade on the standing of the federal government's P88.6 billion allowance for COVID-19 vaccinations. The spending plan is set aside to purchase 148 million COVID-19 vaccination dosages, sufficient to cover 70 million Filipinos. Nonetheless, it does consider children ages 12 to 15 years of ages.

" We might need an allotment of about P25 billion to cover the shot of youngsters aged 12 years old as well as above," the money chief stated.

According to Dominguez, the P25-billion spending plan will certainly cover about 15 million minors in the country. This is based upon using the Pfizer COVID-19 injection, which is the only brand licensed for use youngsters. The number may alter if the government permits the use of other injection brands for the more youthful populace.

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The finance assistant additionally kept in mind that one more P60 billion is needed to obtain booster shots for 85 million Filipinos. Dominguez said that the quantity is proposed to be consisted of in the 2022 budget plan..