RESBAKUNA. National Covid-19 Task Force medical adviser Dr. Teodoro Herbosa (right) and U.S. Embassy Environment, Science, Technology and Health Officer, Clare Bea, gesture vaccinated as the last shipment of Pfizer vaccine arrives at Ninoy Aquino Terminal 3 International Airport in Pasay City on Friday, November 19, 2021. The new delivery of 609,570 doses of Pfizer brings to 4, 72 million doses of vaccines arrived in the country on Friday alone. (ANP photo by Joey O. Razon)

MANILA – The country’s current supply of coronavirus vaccines is more than sufficient to cover the targeted number of vaccinees and initial booster beneficiaries before the end of the year.

The medical adviser of the National Working Group (NTF) against the Covid-19, Dr Teodoro Herbosa, made this assurance Friday by welcoming the arrival of 609,570 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech purchased by the government at Terminal 3 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

“The total number of healthcare workers here is only around 1.9 million and we have a lot of them in our stock. We have over 50 million, so we can easily vaccinate them,” he said. he stated in an interview.

The government hopes to immunize at least 50 percent of the country’s population and administer booster doses to all health workers before the end of the year.

So far, around 30,108,097 people have already been fully immunized while around 6,000 primary care physicians have received their additional injections, three days after the booster rolled out.

Herbosa said the latest delivery from Pfizer also serves as a boost to the upcoming National Immunization Days from November 29 to December 1.

“We actually hit about 133 million safe doses and this delivery has increased our inventory. It is good that Pfizer deliveries are continuous. You know very well that it is the favorite brand of many Filipinos and it is. also the brand that we’re used for our teenagers, so that’s going to help a lot, especially for the next few days of vaccination, ”he said.

In addition to the new doses of Pfizer, at least 1,306,000 doses of Moderna and 2,805,000 doses of Sputnik V also landed at the NAIA on Friday. (ANP)