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Philippines signs deal for 40 mln Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine doses - report

MANILA, June 20 (Reuters) - The Philippine government has signed a supply agreement for 40 million doses of the vaccine developed by Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE, CNN Philippines said on Sunday, citing the head of the government’s COVID-19 vaccine procurement.

Deliveries of the vaccine, among several brands of coronavirus shots allowed for emergency use in the Southeast Asian country, will begin “after eight weeks starting August”, Carlito Galvez was quoted as saying.

Reporting by Enrico Dela Cruz; Editing by William Mallard

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