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THE 10th batch of CoronaVac jabs developed, manufactured and distributed by Sinovac bio-pharmaceutical firm from China arrived today at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2 at 7:16 a.m. via a Cebu Pacific flight from Beijing.

With the arrival this morning of one million doses of the China-made vaccines against COVID-19, this brings the total of Sinovac jabs delivered to the country to 10.3 million doses, which may signal a stable flow of supply of the much-needed vaccines.

Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. and testing czar Secretary Vince Dizon welcomed the arrival of the vaccines at the airport.

After being inspected, the vaccines were brought to a storage facility in Marikina City.

According to Galvez, the vaccines will be distributed to regions with high COVID-19 cases, including NCR Plus.

On Thursday night, more than 2 million vaccine doses from Pfizer under COVAX Facility are expected to arrive in the country.

Interestingly, the Philippine Food and Drug Administration (FDA) evaluation showed that the China-made two-dose vaccine wields a low 51 percent efficacy rate if administered to the elders and healthcare workers.


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