Phl receives 2M more doses of Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine

Marje Pelayo   •   June 24, 2021   •   169

MANILA, Philippines — Two million doses of Sinovac’s COVID-19 vaccine or CoronaVac arrived in the country on Thursday (June 24).

Of this shipment, 1.6-million doses were procured by the national government.

The remaining 400,000 doses were purchased by the IPnBiotech for the city government of Manila.

This shipment is the fourth batch of Sinovac vaccines delivered this month, bringing to 11 million the total number of doses received by the Philippines.

The arrival of the shipment was witnessed by National Task Force (NTF) Against Covid-19 Chief Implementer and Vaccine Czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr.

He was accompanied by Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso, and other government officials who all witnessed the arrival of the vaccines at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 2.

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PH receives another batch of Sinovac COVID-19 doses

Robie de Guzman   •   July 23, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines on Friday received additional doses of COVID-19 vaccine developed by Chinese firm Sinovac Biotech.

The shipment containing one million CoronaVac shots arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport via Cebu Pacific flight around 7:23 a.m.

The newly delivered jabs were brought to a cold-chain facility in Marikina for storage.

The latest shipment brings to 17 million the total number of Sinovac doses delivered to the Philippines. Of this, 16 million doses were purchased by the Philippine government while 1 million were donated.

The Department of Health said these doses will be given to those who are scheduled to take their second Sinovac shots in the coming weeks.

With the arrival of the new supply, the Philippines has so far received nearly 30 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines from various manufacturers.

As of July 21, over 15.9 million doses have been administered in the country. A total of 5,231,469 individuals have completed their doses while 10,722,442 have received their first shot.

The government is eyeing to vaccinate up to 70 million people this year to achieve population protection against COVID-19. – RRD (with details from Correspondent JP Nuñez)

Another batch of Sinovac COVID-19 shots arrives in PH

Robie de Guzman   •   July 22, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines on Thursday received another shipment containing 1.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine made by Chinese firm Sinovac Biotech, the National Task Force (NTF) against COVID-19 said.

The additional CoronaVac vaccine doses arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 before 8 a.m.

NTF chief implementer and vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. and Health Secretary Francisco Duque III welcomed the arrival of the vaccine.

The latest shipment brings to 16 million the total number of Sinovac doses received by the country, including the one million donation from the Chinese government.

“These doses are part of the 26 million CoronaVac shots secured by the Philippine government for this year,” the NTF said.

One million more doses of Sinovac vaccine are expected to arrive on Friday, July 23.

A total of 29,985,130 COVID- vaccine doses have been delivered to the Philippines since February, the NTF said.

Over 3 million doses of Pfizer, Sinovac COVID-19 vaccines to arrive in PH this week

Robie de Guzman   •   July 21, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines is expecting to receive more than 3 million doses of Pfizer and Sinovac COVID-19 vaccines this week, Malacañang said Wednesday.

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the shipment containing about 562,770 doses of Pfizer vaccines will arrive in the country on Wednesday evening.

This is part of the 40 million Pfizer doses procured by the government from the American pharmaceutical firm.

The Philippines also expects to receive 1.5 million doses of Sinovac vaccines on July 22, and another 1 million doses on July 23.

Roque said the Philippines has so far received more than 27 million vaccine shots, including brands of Sinovac, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Moderna, Sputnik V, and Janssen.

The Philippine government hopes to further boost its vaccination campaign when more vaccine supplies are delivered to the country.

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