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516,000 Pfizer COVID-19 doses from COVAX facility arrive in PH

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 09:48 PM September 20, 2021
A total of 561,600 doses of the US-made Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine arrived in the Philippines on Monday evening. 

(FILE) Presidential Adviser on Peace Process and National Task Force against Coronavirus Disease-2019 (NTF COVID-19) chief implementer, Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., gives an update to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte during a meeting with the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) core members at the Arcadia Active Lifestyle Center in Matina, Davao City on August 30, 2021. JOEY DALUMPINES/ PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — A total of 561,600 doses of the US-made Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine arrived in the Philippines on Monday evening.

The plane carrying the doses landed at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) at about 9:20 p.m.

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This shipment brings the total vaccine doses delivered to the Philippines at nearly 65 million, 13 million of which have been delivered this month alone.

Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. earlier said the Philippines is expecting to receive a total of 34 million vaccine doses in September.

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So far, more than 18.5 million Filipinos have received the complete dose of the vaccine, making them fully vaccinated against the severe respiratory illness.

Meanwhile, 22.8 million individuals have at least received one dose of the vaccine, making a total of 41.4 million vaccine doses administered in the country.

JPV

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