Around 193,000 doses of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine are expected to arrive in the Philippines on Monday, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said Saturday.

The vaccines will be given to the NCR Plus – composed of the National Capital Region, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, Rizal – as well as Cebu, Davao, and other major cities that passed the temperature requirements of Pfizer, Duque added.

According to a study, thePfizer vaccine confirmed that it can provide more than 95 percent protection against Covid-19.

It was also found out that the percentage dropped when people received just one of the two prescribed doses. 

Duque said the Philippines is set to receive 1.1 million doses of Pfizer from the World Health Organization’s COVAX facility — 500,000 doses of the Sinovac vaccine, and 2 million doses of the Sputnik V vaccine within this year.

The Philippines earlier received two million doses of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine doses also from the COVAX facility. Ronald dela Cruz