THE Philippines is expected to receiver over 10 million Covid-19 vaccine doses this month, July 2021, announced Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, spokesperson of the Visayas Vaccination Operation Center (VVOC).
In her VVOC daily briefing, Loreche said the 10,410,020 doses will include the following brands: AstraZeneca, Sinovac, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson.
The vaccines will include those donated by Japan, Covax, and those procured by the government, said Loreche.
She said while some of the vaccines have already been delivered to various parts of the country, there are still those that will be delivered before the end of July.
“This shows that in the succeeding months, more vaccines will be available for the Filipinos,” said Loreche.
Loreche said the Johnson & Johnson vaccine which will arrive soon will be used only for senior citizens and those belonging to the A5 priority subgroup (indigent population).
She said they will still wait for further instructions and guidelines on the distribution and utilization of the Johnson & Johnson shots.
With the upcoming arrival of millions of vaccine doses, Loreche called on everyone to help by signing up for the master list which is the first step to the vaccination process.