The Philippines on Monday night received 769,860 Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine doses from the US government.

According to the US Embassy in the Philippines, the doses were part of the 1.2 billion Covid-19 vaccine doses the US is making available for distribution through Covax.

The latest shipment brought the total number of US-donated doses the Philippines has received to 29.3 million.

“As the Philippines slowly shifts to the new normal, we remain steadfast in our commitment to ensure that Filipinos continue to have access to safe and effective Covid-19 vaccines,” Heather Variava, US Embassy in the Philippines chargé d’affaires, said.

“Our partnership will help keep the country’s momentum in ending this pandemic, paving the way for a much healthier, safer tomorrow,” she added.

The Philippines has more than 63 million fully vaccinated individuals. John Ezekiel J. Hirro