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PH receives 5,000 doses of Sputnik Light vaccines

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The Philippines on Friday, November 19, received 5,000 doses of the single-shot Sputnik Light COVID-19 vaccines donated by the Russian government, together with 2.8 million doses of procured Sputnik V shots.

NTF Chief Implementer and vaccine czar Secretary Carlito G. Galvez, Jr. said the latest shipment of Sputnik V vaccines composed of Component 1 and 2 completes the procurement contract between the Philippine government and Russia’s Russian Direct Investment Fund for 10 million doses of the COVID-19 jabs.

“The completion of this contract is a testament of the robust relationship between our countries which transcends diplomatic relations,” Galvez said.

“Moreover, it demonstrates Russia’s strong commitment to help provide greater vaccine accessibility to all nations including the Philippines,” he added.

The vaccine czar likewise expressed his gratitude to the Russian government for its donation of Sputnik Light vaccines.

Galvez said the single-dose vaccines will be deployed to the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).

He bared that the negotiations for the procurement of Sputnik Light doses for next year are now underway.

“We are confident that the talks will yield positive results as we diversify our vaccine portfolio, scale up our vaccine throughput, and achieve herd immunity by the first quarter of 2022,” Galvez said.

The government, he said, is set to procure around 10 to 20 million Sputnik Light doses that will be used as booster shots next year for senior citizens.

Russian Ambassador to the Philippines Marat Pavlov, Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque III, DOH Usec. Ma. Carolina Vidal-Taiño, DOH Director Ariel Valencia, Philippine Archipelago International Trading Corporation (PAITC) Chairman Benito Yap Aw, and PAITC President Olivia Limpe Aw also witnessed the arrival of the vaccines at the NAIA Terminal 2.

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