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Additional batch of China's Sinovac vaccine arrives in Philippines

Updated: Jun 06,2021 13:28    Xinhua

MANILA — The Philippines received an additional batch of the Sinovac CoronaVac vaccine from China on June 6.

China donated the first batch of CoronaVac to the Philippines on Feb 28, allowing the Southeast Asian country to kick off its vaccination drive on March 1.

The Philippines has administered more than 5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines as of May 30, primarily to frontline healthcare workers, the elderly, and those with underlying medical conditions.

The country aims to vaccinate up to 70 million people this year.

The Philippines has recorded 1,262,273 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of June 5, including 21,732 deaths.

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