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AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines from Covax donated by European countries — DOH

/ 02:27 PM March 04, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The 487,200 doses of Covid-19 vaccine from AstraZeneca that will be delivered to the Philippines on Thursday through the Covax Facility were donated by European countries, according to the Department of Health (DOH).

The vaccines were developed in South Korea, the health agency said in a media briefer.

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Covax is a global vaccine sharing scheme aimed at ensuring equitable access to Covid-19 vaccines, especially in low and middle-income countries.

The vaccines from the British drugmaker were donated by the following, according to DOH:

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Germany
EU
Norway
France
Italy
Spain
Netherlands
Sweden
Denmark
Belgium
Austria
Greece

“The vaccines will be coming from Belgium, stopping over at Bangkok before the Philippines,” the DOH said.

Upon arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3, it will be towed to Villamor Air Base Kalayaan Hall for a ceremony that will be attended by President Rodrigo Duterte.

Distribution of the vaccines will immediately start after repackaging, according to DOH.

The DOH also said the National Immunization Technical Advisory Group is currently finalizing the priority list for the AstraZeneca vaccines.

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