PHILIPPINE COVID-19 vaccines inventory at 74M doses

Nearly 4M Pfizer, Sinovac jabs up stock

The first day of October saw nearly four million doses of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines arrive in two shipments, both government-procured and through the COVAX Facility.United States Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Heather Variava and World Health Organization (WHO)… Read More

FILE PHOTO: A woman holds a small bottle labeled with a “Coronavirus COVID-19 Vaccine” sticker and a medical syringe in front of displayed Pfizer logo in this illustration taken, October 30, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File Photo

CHINA in solidarity with the Philippines in fighting Covid-19

Vows to donate more vaccines to Pinoys

 July 29, 2021

MANILA – The Chinese Embassy in Manila on Thursday pledged to donate more and sustain a steady supply of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines to the Philippines.”As the Philippines is facing an increase in demand of vaccines, we will donate more and substantively increase the supply of… Read More


The Philippines on Saturday received 1.5 million doses of government-procured anti-coronavirus vaccines from China’s Sinovac, raising the country’s total stockpile to 26.2 million doses.

The new shipment, which was part of the government’s 26 million procured shots from the Beijing-based firm, landed at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport past 8 a.m. onboard Cebu Pacific flight 5J 671.

1.5M Sinovac doses boost vax drive

 July 17, 2021

MANILA – The road toward population protection just got wider with the arrival of 1.5 million doses of government-procured Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine on Saturday.Department of Health’s Dr. Ariel Valencia, the Director for Supply Chain Management Service, said the new supply will be… Read More

2nd batch of donated J&J jabs delivered

 July 17, 2021

MANILA – An economic official on Saturday said the latest shipment of the single-dose coronavirus vaccine donation from the United States government will help the country bounce back.An Emirates flight delivered 1,606,600 doses of the Janssen-manufactured Johnson and Johnson (J&J) vaccine… Read More


Public demand for Sinovac’s CoronaVac vax increasing: Galvez  

 June 15, 2021

MANILA – The public demand for China-made CoronoVac vaccines produced by Sinovac company is increasing in the Philippines, National Task Force (NTF) against Covid-19 chief implementer Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. said on Monday.Galvez, also vaccine czar, said the stable delivery of Sinovac… Read More

DUTERTE DUMPS SINOVAC for lack of FDA permit

Orders pullout of Chinese vaccines  


May 6, 2021

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday night ordered the withdrawal of Covid-19 vaccines developed by Chinese state-owned pharmaceutical company Sinopharm.Despite having received the first dose of the vaccine brand himself, Duterte said he told an “ambassador” that he… Read More


New 500K delivery brings to 3million doses of Sinovac vaccines already delivered

 April 22, 2021, 11:33 pm

MANILA—The Philippines on Thursday received 500,000 more doses of Covid-19 vaccine purchased by the government from Chinese pharmaceutical firm Sinovac Biotech.T

he new batch of Sinovac’ CoronaVac vaccine arrived at around 5 p.m. on board a Philippine Airlines flight from Beijing,… Read More

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495K doses of Sputnik V jabs to arrive in April

 April 22, 2021

MANILA – An initial batch of 15,000 doses of Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccines will arrive in the Philippines on April 25, National Task Force (NTF) Against Covid-19 chief implementer Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. said on Thursday

.The vaccine czar said the first tranche of the vaccines from… Read More

DUTERTE welcomes arrival of 1M doses of gov’t-procured Sinovac vax


GOV’T-PROCURED VAX. President Rodrigo Duterte shows two vials of Sinovac’s CoronaVac vaccine during the arrival of the 1 million doses of CoronaVac Covid-10 vax at the Villamor Airbase in Pasay City on Monday (March 29, 2021). The 1 million doses are part of the first batch of the 25 million vials purchased by the Philippine government from Sinovac Biotech of China for the country’s vaccination program against Covid-19. (Presidential photo)

 March 29, 2021

MANILA – President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Monday welcomed the arrival of 1 million doses of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccine purchased by the Philippine government from Chinese biopharmaceutical company, Sinovac Biotech.The first batch of the government-procured 25 million doses of… Read

Simultaneous vaccination possible once supplies pour in: Galvez

 March 30, 2021

MANILA – The simultaneous vaccination of priority eligible groups will hasten the process and help achieve the target of inoculating at least 500,000 daily.Prioritization in the national vaccination program also depends on the supply of Covid-19 vaccines, according to National Task Force… Read Mor

PH not only country under lockdown

 March 30, 2021

MANILA – Amid criticisms over his decision to place Metro Manila and four nearby provinces under the strictest quarantine status anew, President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said the Philippines is not the only country under a lockdown.Speaking in a pre-recorded public address, Duterte said many… Read More

Duterte gives stern warning vs. sellers of fake Covid-19 vax

 March 30, 2021

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday vowed to go after sellers of fake Covid-19 vaccines in the country.In a pre-recorded public address, Duterte issued a stern warning against unscrupulous individuals selling fake vaccines or suffer the consequences of their actions.“Itong… Read M

PRRD to allow private sector to import Covid-19 vax at will

 March 30, 2021

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said he has ordered vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. to sign any document that will allow the private sector to import Covid-19 vaccines.“I have ordered Secretary Galvez to sign any and all documents that would allow the private sector to… Read More


To ink supply deal on March 10

 March 9, 2021

MANILA – The Philippines is set to sign on March 10 the supply agreement with United States’ (US) drugmaker Novavax for 30 million doses of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccine, Malacañang announced on Tuesday.“Pipirma na po bukas, ika-10 ng Marso, ng supply agreement… Read More

CEBU HEALTH CARE WORKERS against Sinovac jabs

Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center front liners prefer to get vaccinated with other brands

Roque urges Cebu medical front-liners to avail of CoronaVac vaxs

 March 4, 2021

CEBU CITY – Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on Thursday urged medical front-liners in Cebu to grab the opportunity and be vaccinated with the CoronaVac jabs from China’s Sinovac Biotech.In a virtual briefing with the press, Roque said the healthcare workers (HCWs) have been facing the… Read More