Gov’t expects 2 million vaccine doses from Russia, China
Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. on Tuesday said the government is expecting 2 million vaccines against COVID-19 this month as the country rushes to inoculate health workers, senior citizens and other priority populations. Galvez said 500,000 doses of Sputnik V from Russia’s Gamaleya Institute and 1.5 million doses of CoronaVac from China’s Sinovac Biotech are set to arrive this month. The Gamaleya vaccines, which are intended for senior citizens, might arrive on April 12 while the first batch of 500,000 CoronaVac doses could arrive next week, he added.
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