PH to receive 1 million Sinovac jabs on June 6

Published June 5, 2021, 1:05 PM

by Genalyn Kabiling

Additional Chinese-made coronavirus vaccines are expected to arrive in the country on Sunday, June 6.

Coronavirus vaccines developed by China’s Sinovac (Chinese Embassy in Manila/Twitter)

According to Philippine Ambassador to China Jose Santiago Sta. Romana, the shipment of the Sinovac coronavirus vaccines procured by the government is being readied for deployment to the Philippines.

“The first shipment for the month of June of one million doses of Sinovac vaccines is scheduled to arrive in Manila on Sunday, June 6,” Sta. Romana said in a Facebook post dated June 3.

Sta. Romana shared photos of the vaccine shipment being prepared and inspected by the Philippine Embassy team at a refrigerated warehouse in Daxing, Beijing. “These vaccines were purchased by the Department of Health, more shipments are planned in the following weeks,” he added.

The country has so far received more than 8 million coronavirus vaccines, allowing the government to fully vaccinate more than a million Filipinos so far. Of the vaccines shipped to the country, the country has more than 5 million doses of Sinovac shots.