Over half a million Pfizer COVID-19 doses arrive in PH

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 21) -– Over half a million doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccines procured by the national government arrived Wednesday evening.

A total of 459,810 doses arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila while 51,480 shots arrived in Cebu.

Meanwhile, 51,480 more Pfizer doses will arrive in Davao on Thursday, according to the National Task Force against COVID-19.

The 562,770 vaccine doses are part of the 40 million the country bought from the American pharmaceutical firm after signing a supply agreement last month.

Another batch of 375,570 Pfizer doses is expected to arrive on July 26.

The country has so far received 2.4 million doses from Pfizer through the World Health Organization-led COVAX facility.

Since the vaccination program started last February, over 27 million doses of coronavirus vaccines from different manufacturers were delivered to the country. To date, 10,388,188 Filipinos have received at least their first dose, while 4,708,073 have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.