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804,000 more doses of Pfizer’s anti-COVID jab for kids arrive in PH

/ 11:13 PM March 03, 2022
804,000 more doses of Pfizer's anti-COVID jab for kids arrive in PH

FILE PHOTO:  Cosplayers in superhero costumes assist children getting their dose of COVID-19 vaccine dose in San Juan City on Monday, February 7, 2022, assuring them that everything will be alright. San Juan joined other local governments in Metro Manila during this week’s launch of the vaccination drive for kids 5 to 11 years old. INQUIRER/NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

MANILA, Philippines — The country has received an additional 804,000 doses of Pfizer’s pediatric COVID-19 vaccine.

The National Task Force Against COVID-19 said the vaccine doses were transported by DHL Express Flight LD456 which arrived on Thursday evening.

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On Wednesday, 804,000 doses of Pfizer’s pediatric COVID-19 vaccine were also delivered to the country.

The total 1,608,000 anti-COVID shots specifically for children were procured by the national government through a loan from the World Bank.

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READ: Vaccine supply woes may again halt jabs of 5-11-year-old kids in Cebu City

To date, the Food and Drug Administration has only approved Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for kids 5 to 11 years old.

The Department of Health’s latest report showed that 736,880 children aged 5-11, and 9.5 million minors aged 12 to 17 have received their COVID-19 shots.

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