The sale of Covid-19 vaccines in Manila is now prohibited.

Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso on Monday issued a city ordinance banning the sale of Covid-19 vaccines while the country is under a state of public health emergency.

The national government is deploying Covid-19 vaccines through emergency use permits issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

“The sale and/or purchase of vaccines from private sectors or entities are prohibited under the law until a full market authorization is issued by the Philippine FDA,” Domagoso’s Ordinance No. 8740 read.

The ordinance prohibits any person, institution, corporation, group or organization from selling, distributing or administrating Covid-19 vaccines for gain, income or profit.

Violators will be slapped with a P5,000 fine and imprisonment of up to six months.

The Covid-19 vaccines approved for emergency use in the Philippines are Moderna, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Sinovac, Covaxin, Sputnik V and Janssen. John Ezekiel J. Hirro