Manila to build cold storage facility for COVID-19 vaccines

The Manila City government will soon build a cold storage facility for the supply of COVID-19 vaccines they are set to purchase for their residents.

On Monday, Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso said the city government will be building a storage facility with 12 refrigeration units for the vaccines soon. He added they will also acquire 50 transport cooler units for the vaccines.

Moreno said refrigeration units, which are expected to be delivered in the “coming months,” can store around 300,000 vaccines at a time.

The city mayor added that the refrigeration units can store vaccines from various brands such as Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, Novavax and Sinovac.

Also on Monday, the Manila Public Information Office disclosed that the LGU has signed a deal for the purchase of 800,000 vaccines under an agreement with the National Task Force on COVID-19, Department of Health and AstraZeneca.

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