Customs clears shipments of over 3 million vaccine doses
Bureau of Customs - Port of NAIA (BOC-NAIA) expeditiously cleared two (3) importations of COVID-19 vaccines consisting of 3,074,410 doses, which arrived from June 9-10, 2021.
The first importation consisting of 111,150 doses of Pfizer-BioNtech vaccines arrived in NAIA Terminal 2 on June 9, at around 8:30 PM, via flight AHK457/LD457. Upon arrival the vaccines were immediately transferred in the designated cold storage facility pending eventual delivery in Davao via domestic flight.
The second importation consisting of 1 Million doses of Sinovac vaccines arrived at around 7:20 in the morning, June 10, 2021, via flight 5J 671 from Beijing, China, and were immediately underguarded to Pharmaserv Cold Storage Facility in Marikina City.
The arrival of the said Covid Vaccines was witnessed by NTF Vaccine Czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr.
Lastly, 1,963,260 doses of Pfizer-BioNtech vaccines also arrived around 8:30 PM of June 10, 2021 in NAIA Terminal 3 via flight AHK457/LD457, a load of which was escorted during transfer to the assigned cold storage facility prior its domestic flight to Davao and the rest to three (3) different cold chain storage facilities or warehouses in Metro Manila.
Additional 100,000 doses of Sputnik V are set to arrive in NAIA at around 11 PM on June 11, 2021.
As the country gain momentum in the quest against Covid-19 pandemic thru the arrival of much needed vaccines, District Collector Carmelita M. Talusan attributed the successful and seamless clearance processes in handling, release and delivery of Covid-19 vaccines to the continuous cooperation and strengthened coordination of all concerned government agencies.
Bureau of Customs, under the leadership of Commissioner Rey Leonardo B. Guerrero, will continue to work 24/7 in facilitating movement of goods, and ensure reduced customs clearance time for sensitive shipments deemed essential in the country's fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
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