PH to receive 1M more Sinovac doses from China next week

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 14) — China is donating an additional one million shots of Sinovac’s COVID-19 vaccine to the Philippines.

Chinese Ambassador Huang Xilian on Thursday said the new shipment is expected to arrive in the country next week.

"I hope the vaccines will further facilitate the ongoing vaccination rollout and promote early economic and social recovery in the Philippines," he said in a statement.

A big chunk of the country's vaccine supply is from Sinovac, many of which were donated by China.

The Philippines will also receive 844,800 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine on Oct. 15. These are donated by Germany through the COVAX facility co-led by the World Health Organization.

So far, the vaccines authorized for emergency use in the nation are Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Sputnik V, Sputnik Light, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca, Bharat Biotech, Sinovac, and Sinopharm.