MANILA, Philippines – Another batch of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines has been delivered to the Philippines, the National Task Force (NTF) against COVID-19 said.
In a statement, the NTF said the shipment containing a total of 924,300 doses arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on Monday.
The United States government through the global alliance COVAX Facility donated these doses, the task force added.
Assistant Secretary Wilben Mayor, chief of staff and spokesperson of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP), said the latest shipment comprises half of the 1.8 million Pfizer vaccine doses donated by the US to the Philippines.
Mayor added that these vaccines will be allocated to regions throughout the country, and will be used for the pilot inoculation of individuals aged 12 to 17 years old, which starts on October 15.
The latest shipment brings to over 20 million the total number of Pfizer doses delivered to the country, of which 12,660,570 doses came from the COVAX facility.
As of October 10, a total of 23,186,960 Filipinos have been fully vaccinated, while 26,486,522 individuals have received their first dose, the NTF said.