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Over 500K more AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses arrive in Philippines

The Philippines on Friday received an additional 502,000 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines, according to a report of Jhomer Apresto on Super Radyo dzBB.

According to the report, the new batch of vaccine supply arrived at Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1via China Airlines Flight CI 701 around 9 a.m.

The new supply of vaccines was procured by the private sector under the Dose of Hope program, where over 6 million vaccines are expected to be delivered.

As of Thursday, the National Task Force against COVID-19 said 52.8 million of the 187.6 million  procured vaccine doses have arrived in the country.

The NTF added that 134.8 million doses are expected to arrive within six months

At least 37.2 million doses have already been administered. Around 21.3 million people have already received their first shot of COVID-19 vaccine, while 15.8 million are fully vaccinated.

Around 15.6 million doses are stored in warehouses. — Joviland Rita/RSJ, GMA News