Nearly 150,000 doses of Sinovac vaccine distributed to regions

FLAG carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) has transported a total of 145,520 doses of the Sinovac vaccine against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) to key cities nationwide since March 2, 2021.

In a statement, PAL spokesperson Cielo Villaluna said the airline carried on Friday, March 5, the following:

Central Visayas

17,480 doses to Cebu (PR1845), second batch

2,680 doses to Tagbilaran (PR2773)

Western Visayas

10,580 doses to Iloilo (PR2141)

6,600 doses to Bacolod (PR2129)

Eastern Visayas

6,900 doses to Tacloban (PR2983)


17,940 doses to Cotabato (PR2959), second batch


8,940 doses to Butuan (PR2934)

On Thursday, March 4, PAL made the following deliveries:

Northern Mindanao

17,400 doses to Cagayan de Oro (PR2519)

Davao Region

21,600 doses to Davao (PR8811), second batch


12,000 doses to Legazpi (PR2923)


4,200 doses to Cotabato (PR2959)

PAL first flew 12,000 doses to Davao City via PR8809 and 7,200 doses to Cebu via PR1845 on March 2.

“PAL continues to be of service to the nation by doing its share towards healing and recovery,” Villaluna said.

These are part of the 600,000 doses of Sinovac vaccine donated by China, the first batch of vaccines to reach the Philippines. The vaccine is administered in two doses four weeks apart to clinically healthy persons 18 to 59 years old. (Marites Villamor-Ilano / SunStar Philippines)


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