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89 million COVID-19 jabs worth around $1-B bought by PH — Palace

By Deighton Acuin

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Malacañang on Monday said the Philippine government has so far procured 89 million doses of coronavirus vaccines worth $1 billion, with $400 million have already been settled.

“Ang gobyerno po natin ay may iba’t ibang kontrata sa iba’t ibang mga vaccine manufacturers. Ang total na na-procure po natin so far ay 89 milllion doses at ang halaga nito ay mahigit kumulang $1 billion,” Roque said in an online Palace briefing.



“So far, the government has paid $400 million from GAA [General Appropriations Act] doon sa ating budget at saka sa mga multilateral financial institutions,” he added.

The Philippines has so far received 20,777,570 vaccine doses which are capable of fully vaccinating 10,388,785 individuals. By the numbers, 12,000,000 doses from China-based Sinovac Biotech, 5,708,100 doses from British firm AstraZeneca, 2,469,870 doses from American drugmaker Pfizer-BioNTech, 350,000 doses from Russia’s Gamaleya Institute, and 249,600 doses from Moderna Inc.

As of Monday, July 12, the Department of Health (DOH) reported 1,478,061 COVID-19 infections along with 49,128 active cases, 1,402,918 recoveries, and 26,015 deaths.

Meanwhile, according to the National Vaccination Operations Center, 13,196,282 COVID-19 jabs have been administered in the country with 9,669,940 individuals have received the first dose and 3,526,342 individuals have completed two doses.