The Philippines on Friday night received 100,000 doses of Sputnik V vaccines against COVID-19 from Russia.
According to dzBB reporter Luisito Santos, the vaccines landed at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport at 10:32 p.m.
This is the third batch of Sputnik V vaccines that have arrived in the country
On May 31, a total of 50,000 doses of Sputnik V arrived in the country.
According to Santos' tweet, officials from the Embassy of Russia and the Philippines were on hand to welcome the vaccines.
A photo also showed vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. and Russian Ambassador to the Philippines Marat Pavlov welcomed the arrival of the vaccines.
LOOK: Sinalubong nina Vaccine Czar Sec. Carlito Galvez Jr at Russian Ambassador to the PH Marat Pavlov ang pagdating ng 100k doses ng Sputnik V vaccine ngayong gabi sa NAIA @dzbb (???? MIAA) pic.twitter.com/XRkB3TKONn— Luisito Santos (@luisitosantos03) June 11, 2021
The National Task Force against COVID-19 said the vaccines would be brought to the cold storage facility in Marikina City.
The Philippines has so far received 180,000 doses of the Sputnik V vaccine.
The Philippines is expecting to receive 11 million doses in the month of June.
Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. has repeatedly said that the country's supply of COVID-19 vaccines may stabilize in the following months.
At present, around 6 million Filipinos have been vaccinated against COVID-19. Of this number, 1,604,260 individuals have been fully vaccinated.
From the airport, the vaccines were loaded on trucks and delivered to a storage facility.
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