The Manila city government is just waiting for the arrival of vaccines made by the British pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca.
According to Manila Mayor Isko Moreno, in a best-case scenario, it is possible that the doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine will arrive in the city in March.
If it is not in March, he said, it is possible that in June or in the worst-case scenario, the vaccine will arrive in Manila in September.
Last week, the city government issued a 20 percent downpayment for the vaccine, worth P38.4 million.
Manila has secured 800,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines from a British firm, which will be used to inject 400,000 residents.
The mayor also announced that his vaccination would be done in public.