Another 2 million doses of Sinovac vaccine arrive in PH
MANILA, Philippines — Two million doses more of the COVID-19 shot developed by Chinese drug firm Sinovac Biotech arrived in the country on Thursday night.
The plane carrying the government-procured batch of anti-coronavirus vaccine doses landed 7:20 p.m. at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) Terminal 2, according to the National Task Force against COVID-19.
This is the third delivery of COVID-19 vaccines to the country this week. Earlier, at least 800,000 doses of the US-made Pfizer vaccine and 100,000 doses of Sinopharm vaccine donated by the United Arab Emirates arrived.
All in all, more than 39.5 million doses of various COVID-19 jabs were already delivered to the Philippines.
To date, over 12 million Filipinos have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to the government on Thursday. The government is aiming to inoculate 50 million to 70 million Filipino adults by yearend to achieve herd immunity.
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