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PRESIDENTIAL spokesperson Harry Roque announced that a total of 562,770 Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines procured by the government from the American bio-pharmaceutical company is due to land on Philippine soil tonight “ahead of schedule.”

The President’s spokesperson said in a press briefing that the over 500k Pfizer jabs are part of the 40 million jabs bought by the government

Describing the Pfizer supply agreement as the “biggest and most decisive we had for 2021,” vaccine Czar Carlito Galvez hinted at the deliveries as “ahead of schedule,” adding that the deliveries from Pfizer were supposedly set to begin next month.

Aside from the Pfizer jabs, the Philippines also expects to receive 1.5 million doses from Sinovac on July 22, and another 1 million doses from the Chinese drug maker on July 23, Roque said.

Government data as of July 20, 2021 showed that roughly 5 million Filipinos or 7.19 percent of the population have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, while 10.5 million others or 15.12 percent of the population have received their first dose.

Of the 27.8 million COVID-19 vaccine doses in the Philippines, 14.5 million are from Sinovac, 2.4 million are from Pfizer, while the rest are from AstraZeneca, Moderna, Janssen, and Sputnik V.

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