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Another million doses of Sinovac arrives in PH

At least 1 million doses of Sinovac COVID-19 vaccines procured by the country arrived on Thursday morning, June 10. (Photo courtesy: National Task Force Against COVID-19)

A million more doses of government procured COVID-19 vaccine from the Chinese-firm Sinovac arrived in the Philippines on Thursday morning, June 10.

In a report from RH Jecelle Ricafort, the shipment arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2 via a Cebu Pacific flight from Beijing at 7:16 AM.

The arrival was welcomed by vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. and testing czar Secretary Vince Dizon.

The latest shipment was the tenth batch of Sinovac COVID-19 vaccines to arrive in the country, including the first two batches of donated vaccines from the Chinese government.

Meanwhile, the country will also be receiving more than 2.2 million Pfizer-BioNTech doses donated by the global effort COVAX facility.

So far, the country has inoculated around six million Filipinos. Of which, 1,604,260 individuals have been fully vaccinated or have received the second dose.

Those who already received one dose include priority groups A1 (healthcare workers), A2 (senior citizens), A3 (persons with comorbidities), and A4 (economic frontliners).



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