Philippines Gets 50K More Sputnik V COVID-19 Doses

MANILA – The Philippines received another 50,000 doses of Sputnik V novel coronavirus vaccines Sunday night, the third shipment from Russia’s Gamaleya Research Institute.

According to the National Task Force (NTF) Against COVID-19, the Russian-made vaccines arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 via Qatar Airways Flight QR928.

The Sputnik V jabs were transported to the PharmaServ cold storage in Marikina City.

“They will be deployed in ‘centers of gravity’ or areas throughout the country that are experiencing surges in COVID-19 cases,” the NTF said in a statement.

So far, the country has received a total of 80,000 Sputnik V doses after the first two tranches of 15,000 shots each last May 1 and May 12. - Florenda Corpuz

(Photo courtesy of the National Task Force Against COVID-19)