The Philippines breached the 200-million mark of Covid-19 vaccine doses arrival following the delivery of two shipments on Monday.
Vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. confirmed deliveries have reached 202.660 million, counting the 587,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine donated by Germany that arrived Monday afternoon and the 1.187 million doses of government-procured Pfizer-BioNTech jabs scheduled later in the night.
On Sunday, 105,300 doses of Pfizer vaccines similarly purchased by the government were shipped to Davao.
“On behalf of the National Task Force against Covid-19 and the Vaccine Cluster, I am pleased to inform the Filipino people that vaccine deliveries to the country have now breached the 200 million mark,” Galvez said in a statement.
The national vaccine tracker also showed that 105.413 million doses have been administered nationwide, with 47.169 million as second doses and 1.376 million as booster or additional shots.
By the end of the year, doses are expected to reach 217.34 million, both procured and donated.
“The supply is more than enough to completely inoculate at least 100 million Filipinos nationwide, including the administration of booster shots or additional doses for qualified individuals,” said Galvez.
The vaccine czar sent his deepest gratitude to all those who supported the country’s efforts to secure safe, effective, and sufficient Covid-19 vaccines.