PH receives first shipment of Covid-19 vaccines from China

Chinese Xi’an Y-20 military aircraft carrying the Sinovac vaccine arrives at Villamor Airbase in Pasay City on February 28, 2021. RICHARD A. REYES / INQUIRER

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines received its first shipment of Covid-19 vaccines on Sunday, with the arrival of 600,000 doses of the vaccine made by China-based drugmaker Sinovac Biotech.

The military aircraft from China carrying the Sinovac vaccine doses donated by the government of China touched down at the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City on Sunday. The arrival of the donated vaccines was welcomed by government officials.

The arrival of the China-made vaccines will pave the way for the government to kickstart its Covid-19 vaccination program on Monday.

On Monday, over 500,000 vaccine doses from AstraZeneca are expected to arrive.

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