Manila, 3 September 2021 (TDI): As part of its global commitment to help eliminate COVID-19, the United States sent an additional 188,370 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to the Philippines on Thursday. Michelle Lang-Alli, Director of the USAID Philippines Office of Health joined Assistant Secretary Wilben Mayor, Head of the National Task Force against Covid-19’s sub-task group on current operations, and other stakeholders at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport to welcome the arrival of the new batch of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines.
Delivery was made via COVAX, a global program aimed at supporting equal access to COVID-19 vaccination. To date, the U.S. government has sent 3.2 million Johnson & Johnson vaccines and 3 million Moderna vaccine doses to the Philippines.
The United States and Philippine stakeholders have worked together to preserve public health and assist the local response to COVID-19 throughout the pandemic. Overall, the United States government has provided approximately Php1.38 billion ($27.5 Million) in COVID-19 support to the Philippines.