By CONSUELO MARQUEZ, GMA News
A total of 549,810 doses of American-made Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines arrived in Manila on Wednesday night.
According to GMA News Reporter Luisito Santos’ report on SuperRadyo dzBB, the cargo plane carrying the shipment arrived in NAIA Terminal 3 at around 8 p.m.
The vaccines arrived earlier than the expected time of arrival of 9:20 p.m.
The doses will be brought to Marikina’s cold storage facility to prevent the vaccines from spoilage.
Earlier , 51,480 shots of Pfizer vaccines were also delivered to Cebu at 6 p.m.
Presidential spokesman Harry Roque has said 562,770 Pfizer shots that were procured by the government were expected to arrive from Wednesday night to Friday, July 22.
In a previous “Talk to the People,” vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. said Philippines already acquired 164 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines which include:
- Pfizer-BioNTech – 40 million doses
- Sinovac – 26 million doses
- Moderna – 20 million doses
- AstraZeneca – 17 million doses
- Sputnik V – 10 million doses
- COVAX donation – 44 million doses
- COVAX cost-sharing (Johnson & Johnson) – 5 million doses
- Donations from Japan and China – 2 million doses
He said the country had enough stockpile of vaccine doses that will last up to August 17. —NB, GMA News