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Gov’t –purchased Pfizer doses arrive in PH

Jul 22, 2021, 4:38 AM
Benjamin Lim

Benjamin Lim

Writer

The vaccines, which are part of the 40 million doses procured by the government last month, were immediately brought to the PharmaServ Express cold-chain facility in Marikina for storage before being distributed to pre-determined cities and provinces.

THE national government received a total of 562,770 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccines on Wednesday night (July 21).

The vaccines purchased by the government arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) at 8:19 p.m. via Air Hong Kong flight LD457.

The Manila International Airport Authority's (MIAA) Media Affairs Division said that National Task Force (NTF) Secretary Carlito Galvez and other officials welcomed the delivery of the US-made vaccines.

The vaccines, which are part of the 40 million doses procured by the government last month, were immediately brought to the PharmaServ Express cold-chain facility in Marikina for storage before the vaccines distributed to the cities and provinces.

The Philippines is also expecting another batch of 375,570 doses of US-made Pfizer vaccines on July 26.

According to reports, Cebu and Davao will receive 51,480 doses each, while the rest of the 562,770 doses of vaccines will be distributed in Luzon.

Recently, NTF reports said that an unknown number of the Pfizer vaccines in Muntinlupa were allegedly discarded after the storage facility in Alabang encountered issues.

Meanwhile, another 1.5 million doses of Sinovac vaccine were delivered on Thursday morning at 7:49 onboard Cebu Pacific flight 5J671 from Beijing.

Another one million doses of Sinovac vaccine will arrive on July 23 (Friday), the MIAA said. (BL)

Tags: #Covid19vaccines, #vaccinedeliveries, #Pfizer, #NinoyAquinoInternationalAirport


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