Pfizer ships over 1M doses of COVID-19 vaccine to the Philippines

On December 1, Pfizer BioNTech delivered 1,082,250 doses of government-purchased vaccine. The latest shipment brings the country's total COVID-19 doses to 145 million. Photo: National Task Force Against COVID-19

PASAY CITY — Pfizer BioNTech, an American pharmaceutical company, delivered 1,082,250 doses of vaccine procured by the government on Wednesday night, December 1.

The latest shipment brings the total number of COVID-19 doses received by the country to 145 million.

Meanwhile, the French government donated 1.6 million AstraZeneca vaccine doses which were delivered to the country on Wednesday Afternoon.

Dr. Teodoro Herbosa, the special adviser to the National Task Force Against COVID-19, announced the arrival of 4 million syringes for Pfizer jobs on December 2.

Herbosa stated that the syringes would enable the administration of additional Pfizer vaccines. He stated that the Philippines is one of five countries worldwide, out of 195, implementing a massive vaccination program such as National Vaccination Days.

“The fact that we have [more than] 4 million in two days, the fact that many people are lining up in the vaccination sites. I think that’s also great. I was happy to see the pictures of uniformed personnel, NGOs, the religious sector, and all Filipinos joining together. It’s the Bayanihan spirit in action,” Herbosa said.

As of December 1, the country had received 145,407,920 COVID-19 vaccine doses from various manufacturers since February. (NATIONAL TASK FORCE AGAINST COVID-19/PRESS RELEASE)
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