Wed. Aug 4th, 2021

The National Task Force Against Covid-19 (NTF) and the Department of Health reported on Wednesday that 93 percent or 2.801 million of the total 3.025 million available vaccine doses for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) have been distributed to 2,988 vaccination sites.

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“From the distributed doses, 1.093 million healthcare workers, senior citizens, and persons with comorbidities have been afforded partial protection through administration of the first dose,” the NTF said in a statement.

“Meanwhile, of the total Filipinos who received their first doses, 162,065 Filipinos have been given their second doses of the vaccine, thereby affording them the full protection and benefits that vaccines provide,” it added.

The total 3.025 million available Covid-19 vaccine doses include the 2.5 million doses of the Sinovac vaccine from China and 525,600 from global COVAX facility of the World Health Organization.

NTF Chief Implementer and Vaccine Czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr.  said that he has signed Covid-19 vaccine supply agreements for the following: 25 million doses with Sinovac; 17 million doses for AstraZeneca; 20 million doses with Moderna, and 30 million with Novovax with additional 15 million currently being negotiated for the private sector and local government units.

Galvez added that the Philippine government will also be signing a supply agreement with Johnson and Johnson for 6 million doses and with Gamaleya for 20 million doses, while negotiations with Pfizer is ongoing for 25 to 40 million doses. SOVEREIGNPH

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