Iloilo to receive purchased vaccines today: gov

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The province of Iloilo will receive today the first batch of Covid-19 vaccines it procured early this year, Governor Arthur Defensor Jr. said.

Defensor said a total of 7,560 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines will be delivered to the province.

The small volume of vaccine delivery was due to the private sector’s procurement in November last year, according to the governor. (

“We will strategize with that number of vaccines first, with what can be done,” he added.

To recall, the provincial government signed a tripartite agreement with British drugmaker AstraZeneca last January to buy 271,000 doses of its AZD1222 vaccine.

Data from the Iloilo Provincial Health Office showed that Iloilo has administered a total of 144,008 doses of Covid-19 vaccines, as of July 14.