BOC clears release of Sinovac

Published September 20, 2021, 3:05 PM

by Ariel Fernandez

The Bureau of Customs has facilitated the immediate release of three million doses of Chinese-made Sinovac vaccine that were purchased by the national government.

Government officials led by vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez welcomed the arrival of the new supply of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) doses at the NAIA Terminal 2. They were then delivered to PharmaServ’s cold-chain facility in Mairkina City.

photo: BOC

Once the latest batch of vaccines receives its Certificate of Analysis (COA), Sinovac doses will be distributed to several provinces in Regions 3, 4A, 6, 7, and 11 while some of them will be used for second dose in the National Capital Region.

Aside from the Sinovac doses, a total of 2,020,590 million more doses of Pfizer vaccine from the COVAX facility will arrive later tonight (Sept. 20) , which will bring the country’s total number of vaccine doses received to 64.2 million.

The Pfizer doses will also be delivered to the cold-chain facility of PharmaServ Express, which in turn, would repackage the vaccines before they are delivered to various local government units.