A NEW batch of vaccines arrived at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) in the morning of Tuesday, May 11, 2021.
The vaccines, which included the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines, were immediately transported to the cold chain storage facility of the Department of Health Central Visayas (DOH 7).
A total of 132,000 doses of AstraZeneca and 29,000 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccines arrived.
Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, DOH 7 spokesperson, told Sunstar Cebu the AZ Covid-19 vaccines will be allocated for the second dose of those who already got their first dose of the brand, while the remaining AZ vaccines will be administered to other priority subgroups as their first dose.
The previous allocation of AstraZeneca vaccine received by DOH 7 was 30,000 doses.