Two million more Sinovac doses arrive in PH

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 12)— The country received two million more doses of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Chinese firm Sinovac Biotech.

The plane carrying the latest batch of government-procured coronavirus shots landed at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Thursday evening.

The shipment was welcomed by some officials of the country's pandemic task force, including Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez.

On Wednesday, the country also secured fresh vaccine deliveries totaling over 900,000 doses — a batch of 813,150 Pfizer shots and 100,000 doses of the Hayat-Vax vaccine donated by the United Arab Emirates.

The Hayat-Vax is China's Sinopharm vaccine, but is produced in the Gulf state.

READ: FDA allows emergency use of donated UAE-made COVID-19 vaccines

The Philippines has so far received over 41 million doses of different COVID-19 vaccine brands.