The country is expecting 10 million more Covid-19 vaccines to arrive this month, a day after it received one million Sinovac vaccine doses, vaccine czar Carlito Galvez, Jr. said on Monday.
Galvez said the impending deliveries would replenish the country’s vaccine stock and help bring back up its vaccination rate.
“Bumaba po ang ating average vaccination considering that ‘yong ating delivery po noong last week ng May at saka po ‘yong first week of June ay naantala,” he said in a televised meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte.
According to latest government data, vaccinations from May 31 to June 6 averaged
112,621 per day.
The 10 million doses will be composed Sinovac (5.5 million), Pfizer (2.28 million), AstraZeneca (2.028 million), Moderna (250,000) and Sputnik V (100,000) doses.
Galvez said a supply agreement for 40 million Pfizer vaccines was being finalized.
The country has so far received 9.33 million Covid-19 vaccines.
As of June 6, 5,965,651 doses have been administered to Filipinos. John Ezekiel J. Hirro