The Philippines will receive additional 10 million coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine doses from the global vaccine sharing platform COVAX facility, an official of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday, Sept. 14.
“We are looking at increasing vaccine allocations for the Philippines. Actually, we have some good news this morning—COVAX has allocated further 10 million doses to come to the Philippines within the next few weeks,” said WHO Country Representative to the Philippines Dr. Rabindra Abeyasinghe.
Abeyasinghe did not specify the timeline of the delivery of these vaccines.
“We expect much larger consignments to come within this third and fourth quarters to the Philippines and to many other countries who are recipients of COVAX vaccines,” the WHO official said.
The Philippines has so far received 4,584,000 AstraZeneca vaccine doses, 2,660,580 Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine doses, 3,000,060 Moderna vaccine doses, and 3,240,850 Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine doses from the COVAX facility.