The Philippine government is looking to vaccinate elderly healthcare workers with AstraZeneca vaccine, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said Thursday.
Nograles in a briefing recognized the Sinovac vaccine’s limitation of only being recommended by the National Immunization Technical Advisory Group for 18 to 59-years-old.
“The Astrazeneca vaccine has no limts on age,” he said.
“So we will await for the advice of the NITAG [if] we can use this for senior citizens who are health workers and can’t be inoculated with the Sinovac.”
The AstraZeneca doses is set to arrive on Thursday night after some delays..