A second batch of Covid-19 vaccines made by Pfizer Inc. will arrive in provinces around the country today, the Department of Disease Control said.
DDC Director-General Dr. Opas Karnkawinpong said Friday that 257,200 doses of the U.S.-made vaccine should arrive in the provinces no later than today, adding that a total of 700,000 doses had been distributed with the first batch of 442,800 doses delivered last Wednesday and Thursday.
He said the vaccine allotment is based on the Public Health Ministry’s database, MOPH-IC, for vaccinations from Feb. 28-June 22. At the beginning of the vaccine rollout, medical personnel, both frontline and support groups, received two shots from China’s Sinovac Biotech.
Opas insisted the department had not hoarded the vaccine for VIPs and urged people who have information about any mishandling of the inoculations to contact the Public Health Ministry.