Some local governments in Visayas and Mindanao have already received another batch of vaccines against COVID-19 this week.
As of Thursday morning, 51,480 doses of Pfizer vaccine arrived in Davao City, followed by the arrival of 72,000 doses of Sinovac vaccines.
The vaccines were taken to the storage facility of the Department of Health in the Davao region. Vaccines are set to be distributed at various vaccination sites in the region.
Vaccination has been delayed in the region due to a lack of supply.
According to the Davao City local government, as of July 20, 314,968 received the first dose of the vaccine, while 126,541 received the second dose.
General Santos City also received about 20,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine.
According to a city government statement, General Santos received a combination of Johnson & Johnson, Sinovac, AstraZeneca, and Sputnik V vaccines.
Johnson & Johnson’s 15,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have also arrived in Kalibo, Aklan.
From Kalibo International Airport, it was immediately transferred to a cold storage facility for inventory.
The province also recently received 11,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
In Baguio City, despite the bad weather, people flooded the 3 vaccination sites in the city.
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Some people lined up at the vaccination site who did not reach the headcount, so they just went home.
Meanwhile, the Baguio city government insisted that it is doing its best to vaccinate residents in the area.
Meanwhile, another 1.5 million doses of Sinovac COVID-19 vaccines arrive in the Philippines on Thursday, July 22.
The vaccine supply from China arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport through Flight 5J 671 of Cebu Pacific.
Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. and Health Secretary Francisco Duque III welcomed the arrival of the Sinovac vaccines.
National Task Force (NTF) Against COVID-19 said 1 million more doses of the Sinovac vaccine would arrive on Friday.
NTF reported that the Philippines already secured 164 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine doses through procurement.
NTF chairperson Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and NTF Chief Implementer Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. said a total of 27,992,360 vaccine doses had been delivered out of the 164 million doses.