Three million more Sinovac doses arrive in PH

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 26) — The country received three million more doses of the Chinese-made Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine, part of the 26 million shots ordered by the national government for this year.

Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez, Jr. said another 2.5 million doses of Sinovac’s CoronaVac will be delivered to the country by Oct. 1.

The country has so far received over 69 million vaccine doses since the national vaccine program started last March.

Galvez said that 23.6 million Filipinos have received at least their first dose, while 20.2 million are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Data from the National Task Force Against COVID-19 showed that a total of 43.8 million vaccine doses have been administered nationwide, with a daily average of 404,365 shots per day.

As of Sept. 26, around 2.5 million Filipinos have contracted COVID-19, with 161,447 active cases.