ANOTHER 15,000 doses of Sputnik V vaccines were delivered in Manila on Wednesday evening.
Russian Ambassador to the Philippines Marat Pavlov, along with representatives from the Department of Health (DoH), welcomed the additional shipment which arrived at 9:35 p.m. at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport from Moscow aboard a commercial/cargo Qatar Airways flight.
The Philippines has 30,000 doses of Sputnik vaccines which was delivered on May 1.
The first 15,000 doses have been rolled out in Taguig City, Manila, Muntinlupa, Makati and Parañaque.
National Task Force implementer Carlito Galvez Jr., said they were expecting about 485,000 doses of Sputnik V vaccines to be delivered within May.
He said the Philippines has secured a total of 10 million doses from Gamaleya but the number may be doubled.
The Sputnik V vaccines requires storage of minus 18 degrees Celsius and below (frozen solution). The vaccines were later transported to the PharmaServ cold storage facility in San Roque, Marikina City.