Pfizer and Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccines were set to be delivered to the Philippines in late April, according to Galvez.
Vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. said that Pfizer and Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccines were set to be delivered to the Philippines in late April.
During the Presidential press briefing, Galvez said that COVID-19 vaccines produced by United States’ Pfizer and Russia’s Gamaleya Research Institute will be delivered to the Philippines “starting next week”.
According to Galvez, an initial 15,000 Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine doses were expected to arrive on April 25 and another batch consisting of 480,000 Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine doses will be shipped to the Philippines on April 29, along with 500,000 Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine doses.
Galvez added that 195,000 Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine doses from the COVAX Facility might arrive by the end of the month.
Also, Galvez said that the Philippines was set to receive 1 million to 2 million Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine doses in May and 2 million doses in June.
Moreover, Galvez expressed hope that an initial 194,000 Moderna COVID-19 vaccine doses would arrive in May.
Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Manuel Romualdez earlier said that COVID-19 vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer would start arriving in May and June, respectively.