PH welcomes Moderna COVID-19 jab's inclusion in WHO’s emergency use list

The Philippines welcomed on Saturday, May 1, the inclusion of Moderna’s vaccine against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Emergency Use Listing (EUL).

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Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire cheered at the decision of WHO to include the United States-made vaccine in its list of vaccines for emergency use.

“That’s one of the conditions that there is this EUL from the WHO. Maganda pong balita iyan dahil talaga pong madadagdagan ang puwedeng i-provide ng COVAX facility para sa mga participating countries (That’s a good news because more vaccines could be provided by the COVAX facility for the participating countries),” said during a public briefing on Saturday.

The WHO announced that it has issued EUL for Moderna’s jab to prevent COVID-19 in individuals 18 years of age and older.

It previously issued EUL to vaccines of Pfizer BioNTech, AstraZeneca, Serum Institute of India, and Janssen.