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1 M doses of Sinovac's COVID-19 vaccine due on April 22 and 29 — DOH

1 M doses of Sinovac's COVID-19 vaccine due on April 22 and 29 — DOH

 

MANILA, Philippines — One million doses of China’s Sinovac Biotech COVID-19 vaccine are expected to be delivered in the country on April 22 and 29, Department of Health (DOH) Undersecretary Myrna Cabotaje said Monday.

Cabotaje noted that there are also “indications” that Pfizer vaccines may be delivered in the country by end of April.

Cabotaje said an initial 20,000 doses may be delivered from Gamaleya before the bulk 480,000 doses by end of the month.

“Marami pang nakalaan na vaccines but you know it’s still the global shortage and [we don’t know] kung siguradong darating o hindi. But we have already signed, Secretary Galvez has already signed supply agreement. It’s just the availability of the vaccines on these dates,” the health official added.

(There are more allocated vaccines but there is a global shortage and we are not sure if these will be delivered or not. But Secretary Galvez has already signed supply agreements. It’s just the availability of the vaccines on these dates [that could affect the delivery.])

As of April 17, the Philippines has already administered over 1.4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine, composed of over 1.2 million as first dose and 191,982 as second dose.

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