Another shipment of vaccines have arrived last night, at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), Friday, 10:32 PM. The shipment brings 100,000 doses of Sputnik V vaccines against the coronavirus from the Russian government.
MANILA — The shipment of vaccines received by the Philippines last night is the fourth batch from the Russian government.
The Philippines had already received three separate batches of Sputnik V in May: on 01 May, 15,000 doses, followed by another 15,000 on 12 May. On May 31, a total of 50,000 doses of Sputnik V arrived in the country.
Upon arrival at the airport, the vaccines were immediately transferred to a cold storage facility in Marikina, which are to be distributed to their respective destinations in the following days where storage capacity for this type of vaccine is met.
The country has already received a total of 180,000 doses of the Sputnik V vaccine.
About a total of 11 million doses of coronavirus vaccine is expected to arrive this month that will help speed up the National Government vaccine rollout program.
Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr says the country’s supply of COVID-19 vaccines may stabilize in the coming months starting this June.
Already, there had been around 6 million Filipinos vaccinated against COVID-19 where more than 1.6 million individuals are fully vaccinated. (LO/The MiNT)