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PH receives 4 million donated COVID-19 vaccine doses

/ 04:48 PM December 15, 2021
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FILE PHOTO: Vials labeled “Astra Zeneca COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccine” and a syringe are seen in front of a displayed AstraZeneca logo, in this illustration photo taken March 14, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo

MANILA, Philippines — Around 4 million donated COVID-19 vaccine doses arrived in the Philippines on Wednesday.

The vaccines were given by the governments of the United Kingdom (UK), Germany, and the Netherlands.

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The UK government donated 214,500 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines. It was carried by Emirates flight EK332.

Meanwhile, the donated 856,800 Moderna and 3,055,200 Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine doses from Germany and the Netherlands, respectively, were coursed through the Covax Facility and were carried by Qatar Airways flight QR932.

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Both flights landed at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3.

The Netherlands’ shipment this day completed its 7,538,400-dose donation. Three batches were delivered on Monday and Tuesday.

The country is expecting three more deliveries within the day as it is set to receive 10 million COVID-19 vaccine doses, the highest single-day vaccine arrivals.

As of December 14, a total of 166,851,720 doses of various COVID-19 vaccines were transported to the Philippines since deliveries started in February.

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