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More Pfizer vaccine doses for minors aged 5-11 arrive in PH

/ 09:51 PM February 10, 2022
The country received on Thursday 780,000 more Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses for minors aged five to 11.

FILE PHOTO: A vial labelled “Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine” is seen in this illustration taken January 16, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

MANILA, Philippines — The country received on Thursday 780,000 more Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses for minors aged five to 11.

The National Task Force (NTF) Against COVID-19 said that the vaccines were carried by Air Hong Kong flight LD456 which landed at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 around 9 p.m.

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The anti-COVID shots were purchased through a loan from the World Bank.

The NTF noted that the delivery is the second batch of reformulated Pfizer vaccine doses for the said age group.

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The first batch, which is likewise composed of 780,000 doses, came last Friday.

On February 7, the first day of COVID-19 immunization of five- to 11-year olds, nearly 10,000 minors were vaccinated against the virus.

READ: Nearly 10,000 minors aged 5 to 11 jabbed on 1st day of vax drive

To date, only Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine was granted an emergency use authorization for the said age group.

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