1.6 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine given by France arrive in PH – .

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1.6 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine given by France arrive in PH – .


Vials labeled “Astra Zeneca COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccine” and a syringe can be seen in front of an AstraZeneca logo displayed in this illustrative photo taken on March 14, 2021. (REUTERS file photo)

MANILA, Philippines – More than 1.6 million doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine were delivered to the Philippines on Wednesday.

The doses, totaling 1,632,900, were donated by the French government, the National Working Group against COVID-19 said.

The vaccine doses arrived just as the government entered the third day of its massive national COVID-19 vaccination campaign.

It aimed to immunize nine million people against severe respiratory disease.

As of November 30, the government was able to immunize more than five million people against COVID-19. The vaccination campaign began on November 29 and ended on December 1.

READ: 3-day nat’l vaccination target adjusted to 9 million jabs; another workout set in December

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