Arrived on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, The country received another large shipment, over 753,000 more doses of COVID-19 vaccines developed by US drugmaker Pfizer. State media reported a portion of the 753,480 doses carried by plane landed at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 in Pasay City. Cebu already received its share of 51,480 doses while another 51,480 will be sent to Davao on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021. 650,520 doses from this delivery will be transported to the Pharmaserv Express in Marikina City.
In a statement, Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez, Jr. said that the country is expecting over 34 million vaccine doses, including other brands, for this month alone. The batch will include 15 million doses of Pfizer vaccines, 10 million from the COVAX facility, and five million that were procured by the government. The country has so far received 56,794,130 million vaccines in total, from the 187.6 million that the government secured according to Galvez. The number of fully vaccinated individuals nationwide is now 17,348,671 with more than 6 million from the National Capital Region, he added.