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Around 1 million gov’t-procured COVID-19 vax doses delivered

/ 09:48 PM December 15, 2021
Over one million COVID-19 vaccine doses procured by the government were delivered to the country on Wednesday.

Residents receive shots against COVID-19 in Vigan City, Ilocos Sur during the three-day national vaccination drive. |Photo courtesy of Vigan City government

MANILA, Philippines — Over one million COVID-19 vaccine doses procured by the government were delivered to the country on Wednesday.

The 1,187,550 Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 via Air Hong Kong flight LD456 around 8 p.m.

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The anti-COVID shots were procured through the Asian Development Bank, the National Task Force (NTF) Against COVID-19 said.

For this day, the country is expected to receive around 10 million various COVID-19 vaccines—the highest single-day vaccine arrivals.

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This afternoon, some four million COVID-19 jabs, donated by the United Kingdom, Germany, and the Netherlands, reached the country.

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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