The Philippines received over one million doses of the US-made Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine on Wednesday night.

The latest delivery contained 1,028,430 doses. It was the biggest number of government-procured Pfizer doses the country has received since it launched its inoculation program.

Of the total, the National Task Force (NTF) against Covid-19 said 128,700 shots were delivered to Cebu City, 87,750 doses were shipped to Davao City, and 811,980 doses were transported to the vaccine storage firm Pharmaserv Express in Marikina City.

NTF special adviser Dr. Teodoro Herbosa said most of the doses would go outside Metro Manila, as the capital region had already fully vaccinated about 70 percent of its residents and given a first dose to 98 percent.

“Most of the newest doses are going to regions where the vaccination rates are lower, parang mga 10 percent palang or less in some areas. We’re distributing the vaccines to those areas,” Herbosa said.

The country has received 65,882,680 Covid-19 vaccine doses from various manufacturers to date. John Ezekiel J. Hirro