More Moderna vaccines arrive in PH

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 15) — Another batch of Moderna vaccines arrived in the country Thursday, adding to the supply of the government and private sector.

The Singapore Airlines plane carrying 250,800 of the US-made vaccines arrived at Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 at 1:15 p.m.

Of the latest batch, 194,400 were bought by the government, while 56,400 were paid for by the private sector.

The first shipment of 249,600 doses of Moderna vaccines arrived in the country on June 27, also split between the private and government sectors. 

The Philippines in March signed a tripartite agreement with the American company for 20 million doses of its vaccine with 13 million shots secured by the government while the remaining seven million were ordered by the private sector. 

In a report to President Rodrigo Duterte on July 12, vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. said over 20 million doses of various brands of vaccines have been delivered to the country.

As of July 11, the Department of Health said over 13 million vaccine doses have been administered locally, with over 3 million people fully vaccinated.