The Philippines on Wednesday received over three million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine.

The 3,004,560 doses comprised 1,989,000 jabs from the Covax facility and 1,015,560 government-procured shots.

The Pfizer deliveries brought to 80,415,200 the total number of Covid-19 vaccine doses delivered to the country since February.

National Task Force against Covid-19 special adviser Dr. Teodoro Herbosa said the country’s vaccine supply could reach 80 million doses by the end of October.

“We needed 140 million doses, ngayon nasa 80 [million] na tayo nakalampas na tayo ng 50 percent of the number of vaccines na kailangan so maganda ‘yung situation natin,” he said.

According to vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr, 10 million procured Pfizer vaccines, five million doses from Moderna, 10 million doses from Sinovac and 5.9 million doses donated by the US government through the Covax facility will arrive this month.

As of Oct. 5, the government has administered 47,778,751 Covid-19 vaccine doses. Of this total, 25.37 million Filipinos have received their first dose, while 22.4 million individuals are fully vaccinated. John Ezekiel J. Hirro