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US Delivered Additional Pfizer Vaccines to the Philippines


Manila, 25 October 2021 (TDI): The United States donated an additional tranche of over 1 million Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines to the Philippines on Friday. Around 813,150 doses of the vaccine were delivered to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Pasay, while the rest 101,790 arrived at the Cebu airport.

The United States embassy in the Philippines expressed contentment over the arrival of vaccines to Manila and reiterated Washington’s commitment to continue assisting the Philippine government in its fight against Covid-19.

According to the Filipino authorities, the government purchased the recent supply of Pfizer vaccines through the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

The Philippines’ Vaccine Czar, Secretary Carlito Galvez, expressed tremendous gratitude to the United States for regularly supplying vaccines to Manila. He also stated that the Philippines government is making substantial efforts to reach the target of vaccinating 1 to 1.5 million citizens on daily basis.

In addition, Secretary Galves reported that the efforts to vaccinate children are functional in 17 different cities within the National Capital Region (NCR) and that the authorities plan to open the rollout to other Local Government Units (LGUs) shortly.

The Philippines is combatting a recent surge in Covid-19 cases however, with the United States’ continuous assistance, Manila’s vaccination drive has begun to tackle the pandemic, with the ratio of active cases declining persistently.


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