Philippines receives fresh batch of 15,000 Sputnik V doses

Marje Pelayo   •   September 1, 2021   •   299

MANILA, Philippines — A total of 15,000 doses of Sputnik V Component 2 COVID-19 vaccine arrived in the country on Tuesday evening (August 31).

This fresh supply of the Russian vaccine will be used as second doses.

The shipment is part of the 25 million doses of COVID vaccines the Philippines is expecting to receive this month of September.

According to National Task Force (NTF) against COVID 19 chief implementer and vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr, the supply for this month will be composed of:

12 million doses of Sinovac;
5 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech;
2 million doses of Moderna;
1 million doses of Astrazeneca;
1 million doses of Sputnik Light;
3 million doses from the COVAX facility; and
1 million doses to be donated by a bilateral partner.

Based on the NTF’s report, the country has administered a total of 33,306,355 doses of COVID vaccines nationwide as of August 30.

Of this number, 19.4 million doses were given as the first shot, while over 13.8 million individuals have received the second dose and are now fully-vaccinated.

PH receives 2.7M more doses of US-donated Pfizer vaccines

UNTV News   •   January 10, 2022

The Philippines on Sunday, January 9, received a new batch of over 2.7 million doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines donated by the United States government through the COVAX facility.

The latest shipment containing 2,703,870 shots brings the total number of vaccines delivered to the Philippines to around 213,487,520 since deliveries began in February 2021.

Assistant Secretary Wilben Mayor of the National Task Force Against COVID-19 encouraged Filipinos to have themselves vaccinated as soon as possible amid increasing COVID-19 cases in the country driven by more transmissible coronavirus variants.

“Hinihiling natin na ito ay magiging responsibility ng bawat isa sa atin dahil kung ang bawat isa sa atin ay protektado, protektado ang ating pamilya, ang ating komunidad at ang ating bansa,” Mayor said.

As per the latest data, Mayor said 52.1 million people are now fully vaccinated in the Philippines while three million booster shots have been administered to eligible individuals.

Nearly 2 million AstraZeneca COVID-19 vax doses for private sector arrive in PH

Robie de Guzman   •   December 30, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Another batch of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses has arrived in the Philippines, the National Task Force (NTF) against COVID-19 said.

The shipment containing a total of 1,981,500 doses of Astrazeneca vaccines arrived in Manila on Wednesday, December 29.

These vaccine shots procured by the private sector will most likely be used as booster shots for the local government units and the private sector, according to Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion.

The latest shipment brings to 210,023,540 the total COVID-19 vaccine doses the country has received since February.

Prior to this, a total of 2,005,300 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine were delivered to the Philippines on Tuesday.

The last batch completes the 17 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine secured through a tripartite agreement with the national government and vaccine manufacturers.

Meanwhile, a total of 1,357,300 doses of the Moderna vaccine also arrived at NAIA 1 around 1:20 a.m. on Wednesday.

NTF chief implementer Carlito Galvez Jr. said the Philippines has so far received over 200 million COVID-19 vaccine doses since February.

By the end of 2021, the NTF said the Philippines is expecting to have a total of 210 million doses of various vaccine brands.

The task force earlier said this supply will be used to further scale up the government’s vaccination campaign to achieve the target to inoculate more than 70 million people by 2022.

Over 47.8 million individuals in the Philippines are so far fully vaccinated against COVID-19, while over 60.8 million individuals have at least received their first dose.

Over 1 million Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses arrive in Philippines

Robie de Guzman   •   December 2, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Another batch of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses procured by the government has arrived in the country, the National Task Force (NTF) against COVID-19 said.

The NTF said the shipment, containing a total of 1,078,740 shots, landed at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 at past 8 p.m. on Wednesday.

These shots were procured by the Philippine government through the Asian Development Bank, it added.

The task force said this is the first of the three deliveries for the 2,394,990 Pfizer vaccine doses that were purchased by the government.

The succeeding shipments are expected to arrive on Thursday and Saturday.

To date, the Philippines has received more than 144 million doses of various COVID-19 vaccine brands since deliveries started in February.

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