The Philippines on Monday night received 561,600 Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine doses, which were donations of the US government.

National Task Force (NTF) Against Covid-19 special adviser Dr. Teodoro Herbosa said the majority of the doses would be deployed to Regions 3 and 4-A, Cebu, and Davao.

The doses were coursed through the Covax facility.

The Covax facility has provided the Philippines with 16,067,680 Covid-19 vaccine doses.

With the latest delivery of Pfizer doses, the Philippines has received a total of 64,942,000 vaccine doses from different manufacturers.

The Philippines aims to inoculate up to 90 million Filipinos this year to achieve herd immunity. It has yet to breach the 20 million mark. John Ezekiel J. Hirro