200K Moderna vaccine shots na may November expiry, hindi masasayang – NTF

Robie de Guzman   •   October 28, 2021   •   185

MANILA, Philippines – Kumpiyansa ang National Task Force (NTF) against COVID-19 na hindi masasayang ang nasa 200,000 doses ng Moderna COVID-19 vaccine na nakatakdang mag-expire sa Nobyembre.

Ito ay ang mga bakunang hiniram ng pamahalaan mula sa suplay na binili ng pribadong sektor.

Ayon kay NTF chief implementer Carlito Galvez Jr., agad namang mauubos ito bago matapos ang isang buwan dahil prayoridad itong gamitin bilang first dose.

“So itong Moderna wala po tayong magiging problema dyan. I would like to assure the public na we can use these Moderna doses as soon as possible time kayang kaya po yung 30 days,” ani Galvez.

Dati na ring naipaubos ng pamahalaan ang nasa 1.5 million na Astrazeneca vaccines na naibakuna bago pa ang expiration.

Bukod sa Moderna vaccines, may nasa 4,000 Astrazeneca doses rin ang nakatakdang mag-expire sa susunod na buwan.

“We are now conducting wall to wall inventory of those expiring [doses]. Sa ngayon ang nakita natin na mage-expire yung Moderna and also those some Astrazaneca vaccines na second dose, but we are looking out on this,” ani Galvez.

“The WHO is also monitoring all of these that’s why ang ginagawa po natin, we are zeroing in yung first in first out yung proseso na yun na ginagawa ng ating DOH ay efficiently being executed and implemented,” dagdag pa niya. – RRD (mula sa ulat ni Correspondent Asher Cadapan Jr.)

 

Over 1 million Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses arrive in Philippines

Robie de Guzman   •   December 2, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Another batch of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses procured by the government has arrived in the country, the National Task Force (NTF) against COVID-19 said.

The NTF said the shipment, containing a total of 1,078,740 shots, landed at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 at past 8 p.m. on Wednesday.

These shots were procured by the Philippine government through the Asian Development Bank, it added.

The task force said this is the first of the three deliveries for the 2,394,990 Pfizer vaccine doses that were purchased by the government.

The succeeding shipments are expected to arrive on Thursday and Saturday.

To date, the Philippines has received more than 144 million doses of various COVID-19 vaccine brands since deliveries started in February.

Over 682K Moderna vaccine doses arrive in Philippines

Robie de Guzman   •   November 23, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Another batch of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine doses arrived in the country Tuesday morning, the National Task Force (NTF) against COVID-19 said.

The NTF said the shipment contains a total of 682,360 vaccine doses procured by the Philippine government.

Since February, the country has received over 130 million doses of various COVID-19 vaccine brands.

The latest shipment is expected to be used in the inoculation of booster doses for senior citizens and selected immunocompromised individuals.

As of November 22, a total of 33,847,741 individuals have been fully vaccinated against coronavirus disease, according to government data.

Over 3.5 million more doses of Sinovac vaccine arrive in PH

Robie de Guzman   •   November 17, 2021

 

MANILA, Philippines – Another batch of Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine doses has arrived in the Philippines, the National Task Force (NTF) against COVID-19 said Wednesday.

The shipment containing a total of 3,530,400 doses of Sinovac vaccine landed at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2 at past 7 a.m.

The NTF said the latest batch was procured by the government through the Asian Development Bank.

The Philippines is set to launch a new phase in its vaccination drive with the rollout of booster shots for healthcare workers and other eligible sectors as part of efforts to widen the immunization coverage.

So far, more than 31 million of the country’s 109 million population have been fully immunized.

The national government has been eyeing to vaccinate up to 70 million people to achieve population protection against COVID-19.

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