Philippines receives over 390K bivalent COVID doses from LithuaniaThe first batch of bivalent COVID-19 vaccine doses, which were donated by the Lithuanian government, arrived in the Philippines late Saturday evening on June 3, 2023. MANILA, Philippines — The first batch comprising 390,000 COVID-19 bivalent doses arrived in the country late Saturday evening, the Department of Health said. Bivalent vaccines are meant to target both the original COVID-19 strain and its Omicron subvariants, which caused a wave of COVID-19 infections in the country late last year. READ: Bivalent jabs to become 3rd booster for HCWs, seniorsThe DOH said it will release separate guidelines for the rollout of the bivalent vaccine to the general population. The latest data available on the DOH website showed that the government has administered over 179.046 million COVID-19 vaccines as of March 19.
Source: Philippine Star June 04, 2023 07:51 UTC