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COVID vaccines

Philippines starts COVID vaccinations, courtesy of China

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Philippine General Hospital Director Dr. Gerardo Legaspi receives the Philippines' first shot of a coronavirus vaccine on March 1, as the country kicked off its immunization drive. (Photo courtesy of Philippine government)

MANILA -- The Philippines began COVID-19 vaccinations on Monday using jabs donated by Beijing, giving the country's immunization program and diplomatic ties with China a shot in the arm.

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