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More procured Pfizer, Sputnik V doses reach Philippines

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More procured Pfizer, Sputnik V doses reach Philippines
Workers unload the crate containing the Philippines' new supply of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine that arrived on the evening of October 21, 2021
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MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines on Thursday night received more doses of Pfizer and Sputnik V's COVID-19 vaccine as part of the government's procured supply. 

An Air Hong Kong plane carrying 1,014,390 doses of Pfizer landed at the NAIA Terminal 3 in Pasay around 10 p.m. on Thursday.

Cebu and Davao are expected to get 100,620 doses each from this, while Manila will get 813,150 doses.

Shortly after, a Qatar Airways plane delivered 400,000 doses of the Russian-made Sputnik V also in the same terminal in NAIA. 

The arrival of more Pfizer jabs came as the Philippines expanded its inoculation efforts on adolescents. 

So far, only Pfizer and Moderna have been cleared by local regulators for emergency use on individuals below 18 years of age. 

This shipment brought the country's supply of Pfizer doses to 24.34 million, according to Philstar.com's monitoring. 

 

 

Some 11.68 million doses were supply purchased by the national government, while 12.66 million were donations coursed through the COVAX Facility. 

The supply of Sputnik V, meanwhile, is now at 2.09 million doses, all procured by the Duterte administration. 

The Philippines began its vaccination program in March, with a goal of getting the shots into the arms of up to 77 million individuals this year. 

Latest figures showed there are now 24.87 million Filipinos complete with their COVID-19 vaccine out of the targeted number of the population. 

There are now also 28.96 million who have received a first dose, with total doses administered at 53.83 million to date. 

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LATEST UPDATE: May 18, 2022 - 3:39pm

A new thread on the Philippines' vaccination program in 2021 in the government's revised objective to reach "population protection." Bookmark our COVID-19 and Vaccination Dashboard for the latest figures on the pandemic in the Philippines. — Main image: The STAR/Michael Varcas, file

May 18, 2022 - 3:39pm

Senior citizens and frontline health workers may now get their second booster shots, particularly mRNA jabs such as Moderna and Pfizer, the Department of Health announces. — Gaea Katreena Cabico

February 11, 2022 - 5:55pm

The Department of Health – 9 (DOH) reported a very low turnout for the third phase of the National Vaccination Day against COVID-19 in the Zamboanga Peninsula region.

Angeline Jaldon, DOH-9 information officer, said based on the report of the Regional Epidemiology Surveillance Unit (RESU), only 16,976 or 10% of their target 169,764 eligible individuals showed up.

Jaldon said the low turnout was attributed to complacency and lack of interest to get inoculated.

The DOH regional office is looking into what strategies local government units used to convince constitutents to get vaccinated.

The low turnout may also have kept Zamboanga Peninsula among the areas in Mindanao at high risk from COVID-19. —The STAR/Roel Pareño

February 11, 2022 - 5:05pm

The Department of Health – 9 (DOH) reported a very low turnout for the third phase of the National Vaccination Day against COVID-19 in the Zamboanga Peninsula region.

Angeline Jaldon, DOH-9 information officer, said based on the report of the Regional Epidemiology Surveillance Unit (RESU), only 16,976 or 10% of their target 169,764 eligible individuals showed up.

Jaldon said the low turnout was attributed to complacency and lack of interest to get inoculated.

The DOH regional office is looking into what strategies local government units used to convince constitutents to get vaccinated.

The low turnout may also have kept Zamboanga Peninsula among the areas in Mindanao at high risk from COVID-19. —The STAR/Roel Pareño

January 31, 2022 - 2:46pm

The Philippines will roll out its vaccination program for children aged 5 to 11 years old on February 4.

The pandemic task force says Pfizer vaccines exclusive for kids will arrive this week.
 

January 14, 2022 - 10:14am

The percentage of the population with full vaccination has reached almost 50% at 53 million, says National Task Force adviser Dr. Ted Herbosa.

In an interview with dzBB, Herbosa suggests that five million more have yet to receive their second vaccine dose.

"Around 58 million have received at least the first dose of the vaccine against COVID-19 and 4.7 million have been jabbed with a booster," he says in Filipino.

View the COVID-19 and Vaccination Dashboard for the latest figures on the pandemic in the Philippines.

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