Philippines receives over 500k doses of Pfizer vaccine vs. COVID-19


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

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