The Philippines is set to receive nearly four million Covid-19 vaccines before the month ends, including the first shipment of Moderna vaccines, the National Task Force (NTF) against Covid-19 said on Sunday.

About 250,000 Moderna doses are expected to arrive on June 27. The number includes jabs purchased by the private sector.

A shipment of 1.5 million Sinovac jabs is expected to arrive on June 24.

Some 150,000 doses of the Russian Sputnik V (component 2) vaccines are also scheduled to arrive this month.

The Covax facility will provide the country with 2,028,000 more AstraZeneca doses before the month ends, the NTF said.

Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez, Jr. said that the US donation of vaccines was also expected to arrive this month, but the number had yet to be disclosed.

In July, the government expects to receive 11.67 million doses, Galvez said.

The number will consist of 4.5 million Sinovac shots, one million doses each of Moderna and Sputnik V vaccines, 1.17 million AstraZeneca doses purchased by the private sector and four million doses of either AstraZeneca or Pfizer vaccines from Covax.

According to the NTF, more than eight million Covid-19 jabs have been administered nationwide, with 5,953,810 given as first doses and 2,096,901 administered as second doses. John Ezekiel J. Hirro