More than two million doses of AstraZeneca vaccines were delivered to the country by the COVAX facility on Saturday afternoon, May 8, raising the country’s total jab supply to 7.5 million doses.
The 2,030,400 AstraZeneca vaccines were fetched via Singapore Airlines commercial flight SQ 0910. The plane landed at Terminal 3 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Pasay City around 1 p.m.
Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., vaccine czar and chief implementer of the National Task Force (NTF) Against COVID-19, witnessed the arrival of the vaccines with Health Secretary Francisco Duque III and testing czar Vince Dizon.
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