The Philippine government would continue to roll out AstraZeneca vaccines even after some European countries suspended its use due to some supposed health risks, according to the Department of Health (DoH).
In a joint statement, DoH and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it was aware of the decision, which it said was a precautionary measure pending investigation.
“The DOH and FDA emphasize that there is no indication for the Philippines to stop the rollout of AstraZeneca vaccines,” they said.
Health authorities were closely coordinating on the matter, they said. “The public is assured they will closely monitor all deployed vaccines.”
They also said the vaccine’s benefits continue to outweigh the risks. The vaccine could still be given while investigation is ongoing, the agencies said, citing the European Medicine Authority.
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