The country will receive more than two million doses of Covid-19 vaccines by the end of this month, vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. said on Monday.

The country has so far deployed 98 percent of the 1.125 million doses of donated vaccines it had received.

“Sa ating total vaccines, deployed ay 1,105,500 [doses] na po tayo,” he told President Rodrigo Duterte in a televised meeting.

“And then ‘yong total healthcare workers na vaccinated ay mayroon na po tayong more or less 370,000… Sa percentage po ng total healthcare workers na 1,700,000 ay nakaka 21.71 percent na po tayo.”

Galvez said the country was expecting 400,000 vaccine doses from Sinovac to arrive on March 24.

Another batch of one million doses is expected to arrive on March 29.

The country will also receive 979,200 AstraZeneca vaccine doses between March 24 to 26.

The donations will bring the country’s total doses to 2,379,200.

Galvez said the vaccines purchased by the national government, local government units and private firms would start arriving in the second quarter of the year.

The country plans to vaccinate up to 70 million Filipinos by the end of the year. John Ezekiel J. Hirro