An additional 1.5 million doses of government-procured CoronaVac COVID-19 vaccines developed by Sinovac Biotech Ltd. arrived at the NAIA Terminal 3 on Thursday morning, July 22, 2021.

This latest shipment brings to 16 million the total number of Sinovac vaccine doses received by the country, including the 1 million donation from the Chinese government.

The new delivery forms part of the 26 million Sinovac doses purchased by the Philippine government.

These doses are part of the 26 million CoronaVac shots secured by the Philippine government for this year.

The Philippines also expects to receive 1 million doses of Sinovac vaccines tomorrow, July 23.

Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr, National Task Force Against COVID-19 chief implementer and vaccine czar, together with Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, and Health Usec. Carolina Vidal Taino, welcomed the arrival of the vaccines.

This latest shipment brings to 29,985,130 the total number of anti-COVID vaccine doses delivered to the Philippines since February. (DoH via IATF)