Philippines: The Philippines Issues Guidelines for Avian Influenza Vaccination

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   RP2023-0068
The Philippine Department of Agriculture released "Guidelines on Targeted Vaccination as a Complementary Tool for the Control of Avian Influenza (AI)" on November 3, 2023. While this new policy provides procedures on the use of vaccines in domestic poultry to prevent the spread of bird flu, the Philippine Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not issued Certificates of Product Registration or special import permits for any AI vaccines. The FDA is the regulatory agency mandated to oversee the importation of all vaccines.

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