1.5 million more Sinovac vaccine doses to arrive in PH on June 17 | Inquirer News

1.5 million more Sinovac vaccine doses to arrive in PH on June 17

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 02:13 PM June 16, 2021

Sinovac vaccines

(FILE) File photo taken on February 25, 2021, shows a vial of the Sinovac vaccine against COVID-19, in Cali, Colombia. – The World Health Organization on June 1, 2021 approved the Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use — the second Chinese jab to receive the WHO’s green light. (Photo by Luis ROBAYO / AFP)

MANILA, Philippines — Some 1.5 million doses of CoronaVac, the COVID-19 vaccine from the Chinese drug firm Sinovac Biotech are to arrive in the Philippines on Thursday, June 17, the National Task Force (NTF) against COVID-19 said.

In a media advisory on Wednesday, the NTF said the doses will be delivered via a Cebu Pacific flight (5J 671), which is expected to land at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 2 at 7:30 a.m.


This shipment will be the third batch of Sinovac vaccines to be delivered to the Philippines in June.


The first batch of one million doses arrived on June 6, while the second batch was delivered on June 10.

After arriving at the airport, the vaccine doses will be brought to the Pharmaserv Warehouse in Marikina City, where they will be stored before being deployed to various areas.

The Philippines has so far received 7.5 million doses of the Sinovac vaccine, which makes up the bulk of COVID-19 jabs available in the country.


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