Manila to build cold storage facility for COVID-19 vaccines

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

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno 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 the refrigeration units can store vaccines from various brands such as Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, Novavax and Sinovac.

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.

Moreno earlier announced Manila has set aside 250 million pesos for the purchase of vaccines.

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