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Over 700K doses of Pfizer vaccines arrive in PH

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 09:29 PM September 01, 2021
A total of 703,000 doses of US-made Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines arrived in the country on Wednesday night, the government announced.

FILE PHOTO: A vial labeled with the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine is seen in this illustration picture taken March 19, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

MANILA, Philippines — A total of 703,000 doses of US-made Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines arrived in the country on Wednesday night.

The plane carrying the 600,210 vaccine doses landed at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) Terminal 3 at around 9 p.m. But before coming to Manila, the plane had unloaded 51,480 doses in Cebu at around 6:30 p.m., according to the National Task Force against COVID-19.

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The plane will then go to Davao on Thursday to deliver 51,480 doses.

This is the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines to arrive in the country this month.

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Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. said the Philippines is expecting to receive 25 million doses in September and 29.5 million doses in October.

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