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BoC quickly clears another Pfizer vaccine shipment

Jul 27, 2021, 7:30 AM
Benjamin Lim

Benjamin Lim

Writer

The Philippine government reportedly secured the supply agreement with the US drug maker last month with a total of 40 million Pfizer doses to the Philippines and were secured to special handling, stored in temperature controlled refrigerated containers prior to distribution.

SOME 324,090 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, which arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) via Air Hong Kong Flight LD457 on Monday night (July 26) were cleared by the Bureau of Customs (BoC) through Port of NAIA's One-Stop-Shop.

The BoC said the vaccine shipment was immediately escorted to the designated cold storage facility, the PharmaServ Express in Marikina.

The BoC added that earlier this year, the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine from the United States of America was granted an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

On May 10, the first batch of Pfizer vaccine shipment covering 193,050 doses arrived in Manila and was pre-cleared and released by BoC.

To date, 3,364,920 doses of Pfizer vaccines have already been cleared by the bureau since May this year.

The Philippine government reportedly secured the supply agreement with the US drug maker last month with a total of 40 million Pfizer doses to the Philippines and were secured to special handling, stored in temperature controlled refrigerated containers prior to distribution.

Meanwhile, a four-member delegation of clinical experts from Israel also arrived on Monday afternoon in the country.

Officials of the Manila International Airport Authority said the arrival of the four-man delegation is the second delegation of clinical experts from the Israel Ministry of Health.

The Israelis are here to observe the Philippines' current Covid-19 response and share Israel's experience in dealing with the challenges of the pandemic.

In June this year, three Israeli health experts, who were brought in by the government to assess the country's vaccination efforts visited the PharmaServ Express cold chain facility.

The three health experts inspected the cold chain facility and observed how the national government partner stores and packs vaccines that will be delivered to various parts of the country. (BL)

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