MANILA, Philippines – A total of 918,450 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine made in the United States arrived in the Philippines on Sunday.
The plane carrying the vaccines landed at Ninoy Aquino International Airport around 4:15 p.m.
The doses were donated by the United States and are the first batch of 1.8 million doses to be delivered through the COVAX facility this week. The other second batch is expected to arrive on Monday.
In total, around 21 million doses have already been donated by the US government to the Philippines via COVAX.
Meanwhile, as of October 7, a total of 47,778,751 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered since the start of the vaccination campaign on March 1.
Of these, 25,376,646 people have been vaccinated with the first dose, while 22,402,105 have already completed the vaccine with the second dose.
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