1 million more doses of Sinovac’s COVID-19 vaccine arrive in PH

sinovac vaccine arrival june 6, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — One million more doses of Sinovac’s COVID-19 vaccine arrived in the country on Sunday, the National Task Force (NTF) against COVID-19 said.


The vaccines landed at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport at 7:36 a.m. on Sunday, according to the NTF.

 This will be the first batch of Sinovac vaccines to arrive in the country this month June. 

 Prior to the latest batch, the Philippines received 5.5 million Sinovac vaccine doses, including the one million doses donated by the Chinese government.

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Vaccine czar Sec. Carlito Galvez Jr. and Health Secretary Francisco Duque III inspect the latest batch of Sinovac’s COVID-19 vaccine upon arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Sunday morning. (Photo courtesy of NTF vs. COVID-19)

 According to a recent Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey, however,  majority of Filipinos (63 percent) prefer COVID-19 vaccinations developed in the United States (US) — or those made by Pfizer and Moderna.

The total number of infections in the country as of June 5, Saturday is 1,262,273 cases, including 59,543 active COVID-19 infections, 1,180,998 recoveries and 21,732 deaths.


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