Flash News: Sinovac Vaccine for Coronavirus Arrives in Philippines

To be updated:

(SDN) — An aircraft carrying 600,000 doses of Sinovac vaccines for coronavirus disease (Covid-19) has landed this afternoon at the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City, Metro Manila.

Photographs posted on a Viber group for the media by the office of Secretary Carlito G. Galvez, Jr. were stamped starting at 5:20 p.m.

The vaccine shipment — donation from the government of China — is the first of two batches as Galvez announced yesterday, February 27, 2021

He said on Monday the second batch of vaccines will arrive from AstraZeneca, which is part of the COVAX facility under the management of the World Health Organization (WHO). Target for the vaccination is 20 percent of the population.

President Rodrigo R. Duterte was expected at the Villamor Air Base for the arrival rites, as well as tomorrow’s.

Here are some of the photographs of the vaccine arrival shared by the National Task Force (NTF) against Covid-19 under Galvez, the chief implementer.

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President Rodrigo R. Duterte at the arrival rites for the Sinovac vaccine at Villamor Air Base, Pasay City, Metro Manila.

With the first batch of the vaccine doses it is hope that Filipinos’ will and desire for vaccination will overcome their fear and hesitancy. (✓)


All images supplied by NTF versus Covid-19.

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