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