Covid vaccine deliveries to PH reaches 85 million doses

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The Philippines has so far received 85.576 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines as of Sunday since deliveries started in February this year, with almost 49 million administered nationwide as of Thursday.

This, as the Philippines welcomed the latest delivery of the 1.363 million doses of the US-made Moderna vaccine at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1 in Parañaque City on Saturday afternoon.

With the vaccine supply stabilizing, Galvez hopes that more people will let themselves be vaccinated for the country to hit its target of fully vaccinating 50 percent of the 77 million eligible population by year end, and safely reopen the economy.

More than 26 million people have received their first dose while 22.8 million have been fully vaccinated

With the vaccine supply stabilizing, Galvez hopes that more people will let themselves be vaccinated for the country to hit its target of fully vaccinating 50 percent of the 77 million eligible population by year end, and safely reopen the economy.

He also assured that the country has sufficient storage facilities to safely keep all the arriving Covid-19 vaccines.

“Yes we have an adequate storage capacity for our vaccines, we conducted an inventory of our storage freezers with negative 70 and 80 capacity, and we found out that we can safely store between 28 to 30 million vaccines [requiring low handling temperatures],” he said Filipino in an interview with reporters.

Galvez also said the Department of Health is now coordinating with regions, provinces, and municipalities to hasten their vaccination programs to ensure that the Covid-19 vaccines are not wasted.

” We can handle that [all arriving Covid-19 vaccines], we have the storage capacity,” he added.

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