PH gets 2.2 million doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine | Inquirer News

PH gets 2.2 million doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

/ 10:40 PM December 15, 2021
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Vials labeled “Astra Zeneca COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccine” and a syringe are seen in front of an AstraZeneca logo in this illustration photo taken March 14, 2021. (REUTERS)

MANILA, Philippines — Over two million doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine arrived in the country on Wednesday, according to the National Task Force Against COVID-19.

The 2,249,400 doses, which were procured by the private sector, were carried by Korean Air flight KE623, which landed at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 around 9 p.m.

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One more delivery is expected to complete the around 10 million doses scheduled to be transported this day.

According to the task force, this is the highest-single day vaccine arrivals.

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READ: PH to get highest single-day arrivals of 10 million COVID-19 vaccines

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

READ: PH receives 4 million donated COVID-19 vaccine doses

The government’s procurement of 1.1 million COVID-19 vaccine jabs likewise arrived in the evening.

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

As of Dec. 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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