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Philippines Gets 200,000 More Pfizer Vaccines for Minors

Around 1,500 kids have gotten their first dose.
by Clara Rosales
Oct 18, 2021
Photo/s: Pasig City Public Information Office/Handout
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The Philippines on Sunday received 207,090 more Pfizer vaccine doses for minors as it expands immunizations to 12 to 17 year-olds, authorities said. 

Since Friday's rollout in Metro Manila, 1,509 children have been vaccinated against COVID-19, Health Usec. Rosario Vergeire said. 

The country's vaccine inventory is set to have 104 million doses by the end of October. As of Oct. 16, a total of 91,546,620 doses have arrived in the Philippines, according to the NTF.s

The Philippines has fully vaccinated 23 million people as of early October, versus the target 90% of its 109 million population.

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