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2 million U.S.- and Japan-donated vaccines expected next month

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Around 2 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines will be donated by the United States and Japan to the government next month. 

Chief implementer of the government’s national policy on Covid-19 Carlito G. Galvez Jr. on Monday said 800,000 to 1 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson’s vaccines will from from the US. The other 1.1 million doses will be donated by the Japanese government. 

“The papers [for donation] for the tripartite agreement with Japan are already here and Secretary [Francisco] Duque and I will sign them,” Galvez said during the public address of President Rodrigo R. Duterte last Monday.

Galvez expects a total of 13.3 million Covid-19 vaccines doses to arrive next month and another 13.6 million by Aug. 2021. 

As of June 27, 2021, the government had administered 10 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines–7.53 million first doses and 2.53 million second doses. 

The government is aiming to vaccinate between 50 million to 70 million this year.  

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