PH gets over 1.4 million more Pfizer, Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccines

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The country received over 1.4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday, the National Task Force Against COVID-19 reported. (FILE PHOTO)

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 21) — The country received over 1.4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday, the National Task Force Against COVID-19 reported.

A shipment of 1,014,390 government-procured doses made by US pharmaceutical firm Pfizer arrived on Thursday evening. Over 800,000 landed at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 in Pasay City.

Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez, Jr. met the delivery, while accompanied by US Embassy Chargé d'Affaires Heather Variava, Health Director Ariel Valencia, and Health Usec. Ma. Carolina Vidal-Taiño.

The task force earlier said 100,620 doses would arrive in Cebu while 100,620 would be sent to Davao Friday morning.

At around 10 p.m., a plane carrying 400,000 doses of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine (200,000 component 1 and 200,000 component 2) also landed at NAIA.

As of Tuesday, over 52 million people in the country have been vaccinated against COVID-19, or around 31% of the target population. Galvez earlier said the government plans to ramp up vaccination to 1.5 million shots a day with the arrival of more doses.