Philippines Expects to Receive 20 Million Vaccine Doses by June


The Philippines expects to receive 20 million Covid-19 vaccine doses by June or July.

About 1.1 million vaccine doses has arrived as of Monday, Carlito Galvez, who heads the nation’s vaccine procurement efforts, said in a live-streamed briefing Monday evening. The government has administered about 44,000 doses, including in places outside the capital region, he said.

The government reported new virus cases exceeded 3,000 for a fourth day on Monday. Health Secretary Francisco Duque said at the same briefing he met with mayors in Metro Manila to remind them to enhance prevention, detection and treatment response.

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