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PH Receives First Batch of AstraZeneca Vaccines from COVAX

The Philippines, on Thursday, March 4, 2021, received the first batch of COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca. The 487,200 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on Thursday evening.

The arrival of the said vaccines was welcomed by Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, government officials, and foreign dignitaries.

Screenshot Source: Presidential Communications (Government of the Philippines)| Official Facebook Page

According to the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO), the delivery of the AstraZeneca vaccines was arranged through the World Health Organization-led COVAX facility.

The AstraZeneca vaccines were the first allocated doses from the COVAX Facility and the second batch of vaccines that already arrived in the country. The Philippines has received the first batch of COVID-19 vaccine from Sinovac on February 28, 2021, and on March 1, 2021, the vaccination program in the country has officially started.

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Watch the Video of the Arrival of AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccines

Here is a video of the arrival of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines that went live at the official Facebook page of the Presidential Communications of the Government of the Philippines on Thursday evening.

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Source: Philippine News Agency (PNA), Presidential Communications Operations Office, Presidential Communications (Government of the Philippines), Presidential Communications (Government of the Philippines)| Press Briefing, PCOO Global Media Affairs

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