Cebu Pacific delivered its first government-procured vaccine shipment on April 29 in coordination with the Department of Health. A total of 500,000 doses of Sinovac vaccines arrived from Beijing to Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport at 7:18AM via 5J 671.
The continuous arrival of vaccines underpins the Philippine government’s commitment to curb the cases of COVID-19 in the country as it paves the path to herd immunity.
“This delivery marks our first international vaccine shipment and we are grateful for the trust and confidence of the DOH. More importantly, we remain steadfast in our commitment to support our country’s recovery efforts in every way possible,” said Michael Ivan Shau, chief operations officer at Cebu Pacific.
The vaccines, carried via a chartered A330 flight, were immediately released to the DOH upon arrival at the NAIA. They are expected to be strategically distributed to various provinces in the archipelago in the coming days, which CEB can fully support through its widest domestic network.
To date, Cebu Pacific has already transported more than 760,000 doses of vaccines, approximately 264,000 of which were delivered to six key cities in the Philippines, namely Bacolod, Cotabato, Puerto Princesa, Tacloban, Tuguegarao, and Zamboanga.