BREAKING: Duterte receives China’s Sinopharm vaccine

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III administers Sinopharm’s COVID-19 vaccine to President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday, May 3, 2021, in Malacañang. (Screenshot from Sen. Bong Go’s Facebook livestream)

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte was inoculated against COVID-19 using the vaccine developed by China’s Sinopharm, which has yet to receive an emergency use authorization (EUA) from the Food and Drug Administration.

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III administered the vaccine to Duterte as seen in a livestream by the President’s long-time aide, Senator Christopher “Bong” Go.


“I feel good and I have been expecting this shot, vaccination a long time ago,” Duterte said after he received the jab.

“Sinopharm itong tinuturok sa akin,” he added.


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