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January 11, 2021

When will the first vaccine be injected?: Sen. Panfilo Lacson, during the hybrid hearing of the Committee of the Whole on the national COVID-19 vaccination program, Monday, January 11, 2021, asks vaccine czar Sec. Carlito Galvez Jr. to share with the committee the date as to when he expects the first Covid-19 vaccine to be injected. In his response, Galvez said the vaccine is estimated to arrive in the country by February 20, 2021 and the first vaccine dose is likely to be injected between the third and fourth week of the said month. Lacson also questioned government officials involved in the country’s vaccination program, why there seems to be a delay in the procurement of vaccines. “Why can’t we respond, react, or act on the initiatives of the other parties as quickly as we sense it as an emergency?” Lacson asked. (Joseph Vidal/Senate PRIB)