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PH gets new shipment of 562,770 Pfizer vaccine doses 

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Some 562,770 doses of government-procured Pfizer-BioNTech anti-COVID vaccines arrived in the Philippines on Wednesday night, July 21, via DHL Flight LD457.

Of this shipment, 51,480 doses will be allocated each for the cities of Cebu and Davao, while the rest of the supply will be deployed to Metro Manila.

This latest delivery is part of the 40 million Pfizer doses the national government secured in June.

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National Task Force Against COVID-19 Chief Implementer and Vaccine Czar Carlito Galvez Jr, Health Usec. Carolina Vidal Taino, National Task Force Against COVID-19 adviser Dr. Ted Herbosa, Pfizer Philippines Country Manager Edilberto Reyes and Pfizer Philippines Vaccine Category Lead Alet Gaw witnessed the arrival of the vaccines at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3.

To date, a total of 3,038,670 Pfizer vaccines have been delivered to the Philippines, including the donation from the COVAX facility which arrived separately on May 10 and June 10.


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