About 730,000 Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine doses arrived in the Philippines on Thursday night.

The National Task Force Against Covid-19 said more Pfizer doses were expected to arrive after the most recent shipment of 728,910 Pfizer doses, which was the third batch of US-made doses delivered to the Philippines this week.

Most of the vaccines were transported for storage at the Pharmaserv cold storage facility in Marikina City, while 51,480 doses were shipped to Cebu and 92,430 jabs were flown to Davao.

Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr, said the Philippines was set to receive more Pfizer doses from Washington following US President Joe Biden’s recent announcement.

“Yesterday, Biden already announced that they will be giving 500 million of Pfizer and we were informed that the Philippines will be part of the low-income and middle income countries that will be given the fresh donations of Pfizer vaccines,” Galvez said.

The Philippines has received about 11 million Pfizer doses to date.

It has received a total of 66,699,340 Covid-19 vaccine doses since the start of its inoculation program. John Ezekiel J. Hirro