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Donated 2.7 million Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses from US arrive in PH

/ 03:44 PM January 09, 2022
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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 — About 2.7 million doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine that were donated by the United States (US) government arrived in the country on Sunday.

The National Task Force (NTF) Against COVID-19 said the 2,703,870 doses were coursed through the COVAX Facility.

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Silkway West Airline transported the shipment at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2 which landed around 2 p.m.

NTF COVID-19 head of strategic communications on current operations Assistant Secretary Wilben Mayor extended his gratitude to the US government for the donation.

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With the recently delivered vaccines, the country has received a total of 213,487,520 doses since vaccine deliveries started in February 2021.

As of January 4, around 50.6 million individuals are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, figures from the Department of Health showed.

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