A LITTLE less than 4 million COVID-19 vaccine doses coming from different brands are due to arrive before month’s end, according to the country’s vaccine czar.
The expected COVID-19 jabs to arrive will include donations coursed through the World Health Organization’s COVAX Facility.
Sec. Carlito Galvez said 250,000 doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccines are expected to be delivered to the Philippines on June 27 and another 1.5 million doses of China-made CoronaVac on June 24.
Galvez also hinted at the delivery of some 2.028 million AstraZeneca jabs from the COVAX Facility and 150,000 more doses of Russian-made Sputnik V.
“We also expect to receive the US donation of vaccines before the end of June,” Galvez averred.
Moreover, Galvez said that the month of July would also see the arrival of 11,670,000 vaccine doses broken down as follows:
· 4.5 million Sinovac vaccine doses
· 1 million Moderna vaccine doses
· 1 million Sputnik V vaccine doses
· 1.17 million AstraZeneca vaccine doses purchased by the private sector
· 4 million doses of either AstraZeneca or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines from the COVAX facility
To date, a total of 14,205,870 doses of COVID-19 vaccines purchased by the government and the private sector as well as those donated by foreign governments have arrived in the country, reads a statement from the National Task Force Against COVID-19 (NTF).
These include Sinovac, Sputnik V, Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines.
“In the first three weeks of June, the country received a total of 5,876,820 doses, consisting of 3.5 million Sinovac doses, 2,276,820 Pfizer doses (from COVAX), and 100,000 Sputnik V doses,” it added.