Following the recent circulation of vaccine prices reported by the Senate to have come from the Department of Health (DOH), the DOH clarifies that the said vaccine prices were indicative market prices based on the rates published by different manufacturers generated for the purpose of estimating the proposed budget for the vaccination program. These are not, in any way, the negotiated prices that the government and the manufacturer agreed on.
The DOH urges the public to trust and respect the process that the country, through vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez, is undertaking to ensure that Filipinos are afforded the best vaccines at the most ideal prices.