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1 million gov’t-procured COVID-19 vaccine doses arrive

/ 09:38 PM January 26, 2022
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The government’s procurement of around one million doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine arrived in the country on January 26. Photo courtesy of NTF COVID-19

MANILA, Philippines — Around one million COVID-19 vaccine doses, which the government procured, arrived in the country on Wednesday.

The National Task Force Against COVID-19 said that the 1,023,750 Pfizer vaccine doses were bought through a loan from the World Bank.

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The anti-COVID shots were carried by Air Hong Kong flight LD456 which arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 at almost 9 p.m.

With this shipment, the country has received a total of 216,543,270 COVID-19 vaccine doses since deliveries began in February 2021.

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To date, 124,510,385 various COVID-19 vaccine doses were administered in the country, data from the Department of Health showed.

Meanwhile, around 57.8 million individuals are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in the Philippines as of January 25.

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