Metro Manila to get first Sputnik COVID-19 shots


Posted at Apr 27 2021 03:56 PM

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Metro Manila will get the Philippines' first delivery of COVID-19 shots from Russia's Gamaleya Institute due to the vaccine's cold storage requirement, Palace spokesman Harry Roque said on Tuesday. 

Some 15,000 shots of the Russian vaccine Sputnik V will arrive in the Philippines on Wednesday, he said in a press briefing. 

Another 480,000 Sputnik V shots will be delivered before the month ends, he added. 

The Philippines aims to vaccinate 70 million or about two-thirds of its population this year. 

Authorities have so far received 3.525 million COVID-19 shots and inoculated some 1.5 million people.