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Copies of contracts between the PH government and vaccine manufacturers

Requested from DOH by B. Murrell at 06:04 PM on Mar 21, 2022.
Purpose: COVID-19 research
Date of Coverage: 11/01/2020 - 03/19/2022
Tracking no: #DOH-721517238185

Murrell 06:04 PM, Mar 21, 2022

I am doing a research paper on COVID-19 vaccination in the Philippines and I would like to see copies of the contracts between the Philippine Government and EACH VACCINE MANUFACTURER for whom vaccines are being given out in the Philippines.


I need all of them.

Receiving Officer 08:17 AM, Mar 22, 2022

March 22, 2022

Dear Barry,

Thank you for your request dated Mar 21, 2022 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Copies of contracts between the PH government and vaccine manufacturers.

We received your request on Mar 21, 2022 and will respond on or before Apr 11, 2022 06:04:26 PM, in accordance with the Executive Order's implementing rules and regulations.

Should you have any questions regarding your request, kindly contact me using the reply function on the eFOI portal at, for request with ticket number #DOH-721517238185.

Thank you.


FOI Receiving Officer
FOI Officer

Maker 02:29 PM, Mar 22, 2022

Dear Mr. Barry Murrell

Please be informed that your request has been endorsed to the National COVID-19 Vaccination Operations Center (NVOC) for action. Kindly await for their response, thank you

Murrell 04:50 AM, Apr 13, 2022

It is now April 13 and no reply. I was told that I would receive responses to all of my FOI requests "by April 11." My research is stalled awaiting the data I requested. The request for copies of the government's contracts with vaccine manufacturers should not be difficult as they do not require any data compilation. For those contracts, it should be a simple matter of sending me copies of scanned documents. How much longer might I have to wait for the data I requested? Thank you.

April 21, 2022

Dear Barry Murrell,


Thank you for your request dated Mar 21, 2022 06:04:26 PM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your request

You asked for Copies of contracts between the PH government and vaccine manufacturers.

Response to your request

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance this Office does not have the information you have requested. 

For your information, documents and records known by reason of official capacity, such as those submitted or disclosed by entities to government entities  in relation to performance of their duties, such as COVID-19 vaccine supply agreements are deemed confidential between the manufacturer, the Department of Health, and the National Task Force for COVID-19 for itself and on behalf of the government of the Republic of the Philippines. As such, details as to the information and proceedings appurtenant thereto are exempted from the coverage of the FOI program

We hope that information provided answers your query. For more information regarding our COVID-19 vaccines, feel free to browse through our DOH website and our social media sites.

Thank you very much

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Thank you.

FOI Decision Maker
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