Nearly 800,000 Pfizer shots arrive in PH

FILE PHOTO: A vial labeled with the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine is seen in this illustration picture taken March 19, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

MANILA, Philippines — A total of 797,940 doses of US-made Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine arrived in the Philippines on Thursday night.

The vaccine doses arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 at around 8:30 p.m., as shown on a livestream by state-run PTV.

The National Task Force against COVID-19 said 64,350 doses will be delivered to Davao on Friday morning.

Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. earlier said the country’s COVID-19 vaccine supply may reach over 100 million doses by the end of October.


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