Can the private sector directly purchase the vaccines from pharmaceuticals or manufacturers for their employees?

No. Like LGUs, a tripartite agreement involving the National Government, the pharmaceutical company, and the private company is necessary for the procurement of vaccines by the private sector. An Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) is not equivalent to a marketing authorization or a Certificate of Product Registration (CPR). Hence, COVID-19 vaccines are not to be treated as commercial products even if issued with EUA.

Date: 
Thursday, March 18, 2021
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