Over 1 million more Pfizer doses arrive in PH

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Courtesy: National Task Force Against COVID-19

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 9) — A total of 1,082,250 doses Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines arrived in the Philippines Wednesday night.

The new batch of the government-procured coronavirus shots arrived past 8 p.m. at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3. The delivery was aired by state-run PTV.

As of December 6, over 149 million COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered to the Philippines. Of this number, more than 92 million have been administered.

Over 38 million individuals already received full protection from the coronavirus. Government's target is to immunize 54 million Filipinos by the end of the year.

To boost this, authorities recently conducted a five-day national inoculation program called “Bayanihan, Bakunahan” wherein over 9 million doses were administered.

The government will conduct a second round of mass vaccinations from Dec. 15-17. It aims to administer 7 million more shots, mostly as a second dose.

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