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15,000 doses of Sputnik V arrive in PH

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 12:38 AM September 01, 2021
Used vials of Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine

Nurse Alexie Turla collects used vials of the Russia-made Sputnik V vaccine after being used for inoculation day at the Makati Coliseum on Tuesday, May 3, 2021. The initial 15,000 doses of procures Russia -made Sputnik V vaccines were divided among several vaccination sites in five Metro Manila cities — Manila, Makati, Taguig, Paranaque, and Muntinlupa. (File photo by GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE / Philippines Daily Inquirer)

MANILA, Philippines — Some 15,000 doses of Sputnik V’s Component II, the Russian-made COVID-19 vaccine, arrived in the Philippines on Tuesday night.

The government-procured vaccine doses arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) Terminal 3 at past 10:30 p.m.

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The doses are intended to be administered as second doses.

Experts recommend that the two doses of the vaccine be administered 42 days apart.

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Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., the national vaccine manager, earlier said those who had received Sputnik V as their first dose could have AstraZeneca for the second shot should there be further delays in supply.

The delay in the delivery of Sputnik V is said to be due to “ongoing upgrades and latest developments” on the vaccine.

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