Malacañang stressed that President Rodrigo Duterte is serious and not joking in his statement that he is ready to be injected first with the COVID-19 vaccine from Russia.
It will be recalled that many are now doubting the safety of Russia’s “Sputnik-V” vaccine.
Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque said President Duterte really wants to be targeted first and be a sample if the vaccine is effective and safe.
The Russian government first announced that the Philippines is said to be one of the priorities to be supplied with the vaccine supply in case it becomes available.
Sec. Roque that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will first pass any vaccine or drug that will be provided to Filipinos.