Philippines joins ADB-led advisory group for vaccine rollout

The Philippines joined the Asian Development Bank-led advisory group to ensure safe and efficient management of COVID-19 vaccine rollout across the region.

The ADB formed the Regional Vaccine Advisory Group composed of public health experts, vaccine regulators and policymakers to help ADB’s developing member-countries, including the Philippines.

The group will provide expert technical and scientific advice on the quality, safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines. It will also focus on regulatory oversight, risk management strategies and pharmacovigilance needed to safely introduce and monitor vaccine rollouts.

Food and Drug Administration director general Enrique Domingo will represent the Philippines in the advisory group.

The group will also focus on increasing the supply of COVID-19 vaccines since only less than five percent of the populations of most countries in the region have been fully vaccinated.

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