Sinovac caps off vaccine deliveries to PH this week with 1M more doses

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 30) — The government on Friday received an additional one million Sinovac vaccine doses, capping off its order of 2.5 million shots for this week.

The National Task Force against COVID-19 said the Chinese vaccine manufacturer has so far delivered 16.6 million CoronaVac doses out of the 26 million doses ordered by the government.

On top of this, the Chinese government also donated one million shots to the country.

Sinovac accounts for the biggest chunk of the Philippines' 32.86 million vaccine stockpile.

Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. said 16.4 million vaccine shots from different manufacturers have been delivered this month.

The government expects to get a total of 19,817,890 vaccine doses for July.

The donation of the government of the United Kingdom for 415,000 doses of Astrazeneca will be delivered this weekend.

Another three million doses of Moderna vaccines from the United States government and the COVAX are also due to arrive on Saturday or the first week of August.

Galvez said the government needs to significantly increase its vaccine procurement for August and September to be able to vaccinate 70.8 million individuals this year.

“With this increased volume, our vaccine supply will be able to match the growing demand by October, as we have already seen our vaccination rate picking up because our LGUs are ramping up their capacities to quickly inoculate their constituents," he said in a statement.