Some 1 million doses of the Sinovac anti-COVID vaccines arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 at around 7:30 a.m. on Friday, July 23.
On July 22, 1.5 million Sinovac doses were delivered. This brings the total Sinovac deliveries to the country this July to 5 million doses.
According to Health Usec. Carol Tanio, these vaccine doses will be distributed to the NCR Plus 8 and the other areas across the country. These shots will be mostly allocated for the second dose.
As of today, the Philippines has received a total of 30,985,230 vaccine doses, of which Sinovac vaccines account for 17 million doses.
Health Usec. Carol Tanio, DOH Director Dr. Ariel Valencia; Atty. Wilben M. Mayor, Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process assistant secretary and chief of staff; and Dr. Ted Herbosa, adviser to the National Task Force Against COVID-19, welcomed the arrival of the vaccines. (National Task Force Against COVID-19)