Over 970K doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine arrive in the Philippines

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Over 970K doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine arrive in the Philippines
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A total of 976,950 doses of government-procured Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 arrived in the country on Wednesday night.

The additional supply of vaccine, which was procured through the Asian Development Bank, arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 at past 9:50 p.m.

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Earlier, vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. said the vaccination of all minors aged 12 to 17 may start as early as November 3.

The Department of Health said the government will still be using Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for the nationwide rollout.

The country officially implemented its vaccination program on March 1.

The country has so far recorded 2,768,849 COVID-19 cases with 2,676,349 recoveries and 42,348 fatalities.—Ma. Angelica Garcia/LDF, GMA News

This article Over 970K doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine arrive in the Philippines was originally published in GMA News Online.

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