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PH receives 582,500 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine

By: - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ
/ 09:50 AM August 20, 2021
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FILE PHOTO: A medical worker prepares a dose of Oxford/AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination center in Antwerp, Belgium March 18, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo

MANILA, Philippines — Some 582,500 AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses were delivered to the Philippines on Friday.

The vaccines arrived past 9:25 a.m. at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 onboard a China Airlines flight.

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The vaccine doses were procured by the private sector and local government units via a tripartite agreement with the national government.

Last week, 575,800 doses of AstraZeneca jabs ordered by the private sector were also delivered to the country.

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In total, the Philippines already received more than 46 million COVID-19 vaccine doses since February.

Over 12.8 million individuals have also been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of August 18, with nearly 30 million doses already administered.

The country is also expecting on Friday the arrival of 739,200 Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine doses donated by the Chinese government.

READ: About 6 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines arriving this week

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