PH gets more Sinovac, Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccines

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 31) — The country on Tuesday received over three million doses of COVID-19 vaccines from two manufacturers.

At past 6 p.m., Philippine Airlines flight PR359 landed at Terminal 2 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport - carrying three million Sinovac doses.

The fresh supply of the China-made vaccines procured by the government was welcomed by Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez, Jr.

Galvez said the country has now received over 27 million Sinovac shots so far, and more doses of different brands will be arriving soon.

READ: PH to receive 42 million COVID-19 vaccine doses from September-October

The country also received 15,000 doses of Gamaleya's COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V, which arrived at the NAIA Terminal 3 at around 10:45 p.m. The latest supply from Russia will be used as second dose.

There are now 13.7 million fully vaccinated persons as of Aug. 29 - still far from the government's target of inoculating 70% of the country's 109 million population.

This story will be updated.