MANILA, Philippines — Close to a million Pfizer shots were delivered to the Philippines on Thursday, October 28 at 8:30PM.
The additional 976,950 acquired by the government brings the country’s total doses to 100, 528, 840. Japan also donated 800,000 AstraZeneca shots earlier in the day.
Carlito Galvez Jr. remarked that this milestone isn’t solely due to the government’s efforts. He credited international partners and stakeholders for their cooperation.
Galvez shared that as much as 30% of the Philippines’ vaccine supply has been donated by various institutions. This includes the World Health Organization (WHO) COVAX facility and other nations who have vowed to aid the country.
According to Galvez, the country has now “inoculated millions of our Filipino people against the deadly disease and are now bringing back a greater sense of normalcy.”
The government also looks to attain its 1.5 million daily vaccination target by November 15.