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More than 850,000 doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine arrive in PH

/ 10:08 PM December 13, 2021
More than 850,000 doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine arrive in PH

FILE PHOTO: A woman holds a small bottle labeled with a “Coronavirus COVID-19 Vaccine” sticker and a medical syringe in front of the displayed Pfizer logo in this illustration taken, October 30, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

MANILA, Philippines — A total of 859,950 doses of the US-made Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine were delivered to the Philippines on Monday night.

Air Hong Kong flight LD456 carried the government-procured Pfizer vaccine doses and it landed at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 at around 9:05 p.m.

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The coronavirus vaccine doses arrived amid the national government’s efforts to inoculate minors aged 12 to 17 and give booster shots to the public.

As of December 12, a total of 96,519,211 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the country. This includes 774,321 booster doses.

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The number of individuals fully vaccinated against the new coronavirus or those who have received two shots has so far reached 37,431,765, while those who have completed the single-dose vaccine stood at 3,607,570.

Vaccines developed by Pfizer and Moderna against the dreaded COVID-19 can be used for minors and as booster shots in the Philippines.

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