More procured Pfizer, Sputnik V doses reach Philippines

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
Facebook / Philippine News Agency

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. 

vuukle comment




As It Happens
LATEST UPDATE: August 7, 2023 - 2:21pm

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

August 7, 2023 - 2:21pm

The city government of Valenzuela City announces that it is temporarily suspending the use of Pfizer bivalent COVID-19 vaccines as they wait for more vaccine supplies.

July 25, 2023 - 12:40pm

Pasig City government announces the schedule of COVID-19 vaccination in the city from July 15 until July 28.

It advises residents that first, second dose and first and 2nd booster shots are available on a first come, first serve basis in its designated vaccination sites. 

Among the available vaccine brands is Sinovac for 6 years old and above. It adds that there are no Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines yet for residents age 12 and above.

June 21, 2023 - 8:56am

President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. to lead the rollout of the bivalent COVID-19 vaccination at the Philippine Heart Center in Quezon City. — The STAR/Helen Flores

June 20, 2023 - 12:35pm

The Department of Health reminds public that they can still avail of the COVID-19 booster and bivalent booster. It reposted an infographic that determines when it is best to get the first two boosters and the bivalent booster.

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

  • Latest
  • Trending
Are you sure you want to log out?

Philstar.com is one of the most vibrant, opinionated, discerning communities of readers on cyberspace. With your meaningful insights, help shape the stories that can shape the country. Sign up now!

Get Updated:

Signup for the News Round now

or sign in with