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Vaccine deliveries in PH hit 17 million doses, total of 44 million expected by August

By Camille Torres Published Jun 29, 2021 3:08 pm

The Philippines has received a total of 17 million doses of vaccines so far.

Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez reported this during President Rodrigo Duterte’s address to the nation Monday night, June 28. He said the country received 9,126,420 vaccine doses in June, pushing the total to 17,455,470 vaccines delivered.

Galvez said 12 million doses or 68.75% were CoronaVac-Sinovac. “Sinovac has the most steady supply right now. Of all the manufacturers, it is the most diligent and delivers on time,” he said in Filipino.

The UK’s AstraZeneca follows Sinovac with 2,556,000 doses or 14.64%.

4 million doses from Covax were received in July. Photo by J. Orbina/WHO

Pfizer and Moderna from the US have delivered 2,469,870 doses (14.15%) and 249,600 doses (1.43%), respectively. Sputnik V from Russia comes last with 180,000 doses or 1.03%.

According to Galvez, before the month ends an additional 99,600 Moderna doses will be given to OFWs, seafarers, frontline workers, and government employees.

About 2 million doses are expected to be donated by the US and Japanese governments. Photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP

Another 5.5 million Sinovac doses are expected to be delivered, 1.1 million doses from AstraZeneca, 250,800 doses from Moderna, 500,000 doses from Pfizer, and 4 million doses from Covax.

Galvez said 800,000 to 1 million doses of Johnson & Johnson are expected to be donated by the US government and 1.1 million doses by the Japanese government.

After August, he said, the country will have “more or less 44.5 million doses. That is what we are targeting.”

Banner photo by KrizJohn Rosales/Philippine Star