50,000 doses of Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine arrive at Naia
MANILA, Philippines — Another batch of 50,000 doses of the Russian-made Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine arrived in the Philippines on Sunday.
The additional doses arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) on Qatar Airways Flight QR928, according to the National Task Force (NTF) against COVID-19 in a series of tweets.
[1/3] LOOK: Another 50,000 doses of Sputnik V vaccines from Russia’s Gamaleya Research Institute arrived on Sunday, May 30, 2021, at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 onboard Qatar Airways Flight QR928. pic.twitter.com/f9ZfA6G7Dl
— National Task Force Against COVID19 (@ntfcovid19ph) May 30, 2021
The NTF said the vaccine doses were transported to the PharmaServ Warehouse in Marikina City for storage, and will be deployed to “centers of gravity” or areas in the country that are experiencing surges in COVID-19 cases.
The country has so far received a total of 80,000 Sputnik V doses, including the latest shipment. The first two batches composed of 15,000 doses each arrived on May 1 and May 12.
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