PH receives 1 million more doses of Sinovac’s COVID-19 vaccine
MANILA, Philippines — One million more doses of Sinovac’s CoronaVac COVID-19 vaccine were delivered Monday to the Philippines.
The latest batch arrived via a Cebu Pacific flight at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport at around 7:15 a.m and was welcomed by vaccine czar Sec. Carlito Galvez Jr. and Health Secretary Francisco Duque III.
The sixth Sinovac shipment brings the total doses of CoronaVac vaccine that were delivered this month to 6.5 million.
Last Friday, June 24, two million doses were delivered to the country. Some 1.5 million doses arrived on June 17 while one million doses were also delivered each on June 8 and June 10.
The Philippines has so far received 12 million doses of Sinovac’s COVID-19 vaccine, including one million doses donated by the Chinese government.
Meanwhile, the first batch of Moderna COVID-19 vaccines (249,600) doses arrived Sunday night.
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