About 2.4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer can be expected by the Philippines, with the shipment estimated to be delivered by end of May or June.
Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Manuel Romualdez said the national government has already resolved the pending requirements with Pfizer to secure its vaccine, still to be supplied by the COVAX facility.
To recall, the Philippines was negotiating an initial batch of 117,000 Pfizer doses through COVAX in February, but the delivery was hampered due to the lack of an indemnification deal between the parties.
Romualdez also said they are waiting for the US to finish the vaccination of its citizens against COVID-19 before it is able to export vaccines for donations. This is also the case for the US-based manufacturer Moderna, from which the Philippines signed a tripartite deal for 20 million vaccine doses.
“But like Pfizer, the supply is dependent on how quickly [US] will take care of their domestic requirements,” Romualdez added.