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15,000 doses of Sputnik V arrive in Philippines

Tthe first 15,000 doses of the Russian-made Sputnik V vaccine arrived Saturday afternoon in the Philippines.

The Philippines is eyeing 20 million doses of the Russian-made shot.

The shipment arrived even as it was hobbled by logistical challenges, specifically the lack of direct flights from Russia.

The difficulty of keeping the shots in sub-zero temperatures,also hampered early its delivery, which was originally scheduled on April 25, but pushed back to April 28, and pushed further to May 1.

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) this week recorded a total of 84 new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) survivors, jacking up the total number of Filipino recoveries abroad to 11,274.In its latest case bulletin, the agency said the total active cases are at 5,959 while the… Read More

PH rollout of Sputnik V jabs on despite Brazil rejection

 May 1, 2021

MANILA – Sputnik V vaccine’s Philippine rollout will push through as planned despite Brazil’s import ban on the Russian shots.Department of Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said on Saturday the jabs have been declared safe for public use by the Food and Drug Administration… Read More

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