The Philippines received more than 375k doses of Pfizer vaccines on Monday, July 26. The 102,960 among 375, 570 doses of Pfizer were delivered in provinces like Cebu and Davao City.
Nonetheless, the rest 272, 610, arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay City.
The Pfizer vaccine is made by a US biopharmaceutical company, and according to the research conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, its effectiveness in preventing acquiring COVID-19 is 100%. However, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration defined its effectiveness as 95.3%.
Meanwhile, the Philippine authorities have received a total of 31,360,700 different brands of doses of COVID-19 vaccines since the vaccination program started. And they expecting millions of vaccine doses to arrive in the next coming months.
As stated by Czar Secretary Galvez, the Philippines has enough vaccines supply for the immunization the entire year. They aim to be vaccinated 70% of the population, and they will prioritize the essential workers and places that have the highest cases, especially the Metro Manila.
As of July 20, based on Malacañang Palace’s released statement, 6,089,314 individuals have already been fully vaccinated. On the other hand, about 11,113,107 individuals in the country have received the first dose of the vaccine.