The total Covid-19 vaccine supply of the Philippines has surpassed 200 million following the arrival of nearly two million Astrazeneca jabs on Sunday night.

Some 1,957,000 doses of the UK-made vaccine arrived in the Philippines on Thursday. According to the National Task Force Against Covid-19, these shots were procured by the private sector.

The country now has 200,885,005 Covid-19 vaccine doses in total.

“Kinagagalak ko ibalita sa ating mga kababayan, another milestone natin, 200,885,005 doses ang natanggap natin mga bakuna sa ating bansa,” Wilben Mayor, assistant secretary of the National Task Force Against Covid-19, said in a press conference following the arrival of the vaccines.

“Muli itong pinapakita natin ang ating pamahahalaan ating commitment sa ating ating mga kababayan para labanan ang Covid-19,” he added.

As of Dec. 26, the Philippines has administered 105,412,678 Covid-19 vaccine doses.

More than 47 million Filipinos have completed their Covid-19 vaccinations, while over 56.8 million have yet to receive their second doses.

The Philippines has recorded 2,838,792 Covid-19 cases as of Dec. 27. John Ezekiel J. Hirro