The Philippines on Wednesday welcomed 1,632,900 AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine doses.

The jabs were donated by France and coursed through the Covax facility.

French Ambassador to the Philippines Michèle Boccoz said France would donate a total of 5,850,000 vaccine doses to the Philippines.

“Moderna, Pfizer, and AstraZeneca—more are coming soon. So, it’s really a strong gesture of friendship,” Boccoz said.

To date, the Philippines has received more than 142 million Covid-19 vaccine doses.

The Philippines has deployed nearly 90 million Covid-19 jabs as of Dec. 1.

About 37 million Filipinos have completed their vaccinations, while 51,811,422 have yet to receive their second doses.,

Nearly 390,000 Filipinos have received booster shots. John Ezekiel J. Hirro