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Task force says arrival of 170,000 doses of Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine rescheduled

The National Task Force against COVID-19 announced Wednesday that the arrival of Sputnik V vaccines against COVID-19 would be delayed.

A total of 170,000 doses of Russia's Sputnik V vaccines were originally scheduled to arrive Wednesday night but the NTF said it "has been rescheduled to a later date."

In the Viber group with reporters, the NTF said it was due to logistics as per information from the Department of Health.

"The DOH will update us anytime for the new date of arrival," the NTF said.

As of June, the Philippines has received 180,000 doses of the Sputnik V vaccine.

Vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. has said the government is expecting to receive 16,205,240 doses of vaccines from different manufacturers by the end of July.

Galvez admitted that there were delays in arrival of vaccine shipments due to the lean weeks for vaccine supplies because of preparations and redeployment of vaccine manufacturers. — RSJ, GMA News