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1.7 million donated J&J COVID-19 vaccines delivered to PH

/ 07:59 PM December 14, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Around 1.7 million donated doses of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine Janssen were delivered to the country on Tuesday.

The National Task Force (NTF) Against COVID-19 said that of the 1,778,400 doses of the single-shot Janssen, 1,512,000 were donated by Sweden and 266,400 were given by Austria.

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The donations were coursed through the Covax Facility.

The shipment was carried by Royal Dutch Airlines’ flight KLM0803 which arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 around 7 p.m.

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The Swedish and Austrian donations were the fourth out of the five batches of delivery within the day.

Earlier, the Philippines received 1.5 million Moderna, 945,600 Johnson & Johnson, and two million Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine doses from France, Spain, the Netherlands, and China.

One more shipment, carrying around two million more COVID-19 vaccine doses, is scheduled to arrive within the day to complete the over eight million expected doses.

READ: PH to receive 8 million more donated COVID-19 vaccines

According to the NTF, the eight-million-dose delivery is the biggest single-day vaccine arrivals.

As of Monday evening, the country already received a total of 158,540,170 doses of various COVID-19 vaccines since deliveries began in February.

READ: Over 2.4 million doses of Moderna, J&J COVID-19 vaccine arrive in PH

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