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100,000 more doses of Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine arrive in PH

By: - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ
/ 09:25 AM June 12, 2021
sputnik V covid vaccine arrival june 11, 2021....Photo from National Task Force against COVID

The latest batch of Sputnik V’s COVID-19 vaccine is unloaded upon arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Friday night. (Photo from National Task Force against COVID-19)

MANILA, Philippines —A shipment of 100,000 doses of the Russian-made Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Friday night  via a Qatar Airways flight, the National Task Force against COVID-19 said.

Vaccine czar Sec. Carlito Galvez Jr. and Russian Ambassador to the Philippines Marat Pavlov welcomed the arrival of the vaccines, the biggest batch of Sputnik V so far delivered in the country.

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The Philippines has so far received 180,000 doses of Sputnik V, including the latest shipment.

(Photo from National Task Force against COVID-19)

The first two batches composed of 15,000 doses each arrived on May 1 and May 12, and the third batch of 50,000 doses arrived on May 31.

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All of these were procured by the government.

In a telesummit with President Rodrigo Duterte early June, Russian President Vladimir Putin assured an increase in vaccine deliveries as part of their commitment to help the Philippines in COVID-19 vaccine access.

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