3.3 million more donated COVID-19 vaccine doses arrive from US, France

FILE PHOTO US-donated COVID-19 vaccines arrive on Monday, Dec. 20. Image courtesy of NTF COVID-19

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines on Tuesday morning received 3.3 million COVID-19 vaccine doses donated by the United States (US) and France.

The US and French government gave 1,623,960 doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine and 1,697,000 doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine, respectively.


The donations were coursed through the Covax Facility, the National Task Force Against COVID-19 said.

The 3.3 million doses were transported via Emirates flight EK334 which landed at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 around 6 a.m. Tuesday.


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On Monday, the US government sent

1.7 million COVID-19 vaccine doses

. With the recent delivery, the American donation of 3.4 million shots is completed.

As of December 20, the Philippines got a total of 187,165,885 COVID-19 vaccines since deliveries began in February.

The government has so far

administered 100,907,667 vaccine doses


fully immunized 43.5 million individuals

against COVID-19 as of December 19.


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