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The First Batch of COVID-19 Vaccines Has Arrived in The Philippines

Today, February 28, 2021, the first batch of coronavirus vaccines has arrived in the country.

A Chinese military aircraft carried the donated 600,000 vaccine doses from Chinese drug manufacturer Sinovac Biotech. It landed at the Villamor Airbase at around 4:10 PM earlier today.

These vaccines will be stored in MetroPac Movers. Inc in Marikina City before it will be distributed around COVID-19 referral hospitals in Metro Manila on Monday.

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III and vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. are set to receive a vaccine on Monday morning to boost public confidence.

(RELATED: Philippines Reaches Record High COVID-19 Cases Since November)

Meanwhile, the expected arrival of 525,600 vaccine doses from British manufacturer AstraZeneca has been postponed due to problems with supply, according to Secretary Duque. The shipment is expected to arrive next week instead of this coming Monday.

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