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Here Are the Philippine Hospitals Joining the WHO COVID Vaccine Trials

Nine are located in Metro Manila.

The science department on Monday said 13 hospitals in the Philippines would join the World Health Organization-led solidarity trials for a COVID-19 vaccine as quarantines passed the six-month mark.

Nine of the 13 are in Metro Manila and encompass eight trial zones, Department of Science and Technology Sec. Fortunato Dela Peña said.

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Which hospitals are participating?

Metro Manila

  • Philippine General Hospital
  • Manila Doctors Hospital
  • San Lazaro Hospital
  • Lung Center of the Philippines
  • St. Luke's Medical Center - Quezon City
  • Research Institute for Tropical Medicine
  • Makati Medical Center
  • The Medical City
  • St. Luke’s Medical Center - BGC


  • Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center
  • Chong Hua Hospital


  • De La Salle Health Sciences Institute


  • Southern Philippines Medical Center

When does it start?

The trials will commence in October and will likely be completed by the second quarter of 2021.

The Philippines tapped five COVID-19 vaccine developers for the clinical trial data sharing, he said.


President Rodrigo Duterte earlier told the public to adhere to health and safety protocols while waiting for a vaccine.

This story originally appeared on Reportr.WorldMinor edits have been made by the editors.

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