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PH receives another 1 million doses of Sinovac’s COVID-19 vaccine

By: - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ
/ 08:11 PM August 05, 2021
PH receives another 1M doses of the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine

This 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 — Another 1 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by China’s Sinovac Biotech named CoronaVac were delivered to the Philippines on Thursday.

The latest batch of jabs arrived around 7 p.m. via a Philippine Airlines flight at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

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Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. welcomed the arrival of the government-procured vaccine doses.

The recent delivery brings the COVID-19 vaccine doses received by the Philippines since February to 38.2 million.

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On Thursday, authorities reported that the country has breached the 10-million mark for individuals fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the serious respiratory illness caused by new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which was first detected in China’s Wuhan province in late 2019.

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