BOC Clears 500,000 Doses of Sinovac Vaccine

The Bureau of Customs – Port of NAIA (BOC-NAIA), in coordination with the National Task Force Against COVID-19 (NTF) processed the release of additional 500,000 doses of Sinovac Biotech’s CoronaVac COVID-19 vaccines on May 20, 2021.

The shipment consigned to the Department of Health arrived via Flight No. 5J 671 in Terminal 2 at around 7:30 am and was pre-cleared on May 19 at the COVID-19 One-Stop-Shop of BOC-NAIA.

The arrival of the vaccines was witnessed by Department of Health Secretary, Francisco Duque III, and the Chief of Presidential Protocol, Undersecretary Robert Borje. The vaccines were immediately loaded in reefer van and transported to the Pharmaserv Cold Storage Facility underguarded by BOC Special Covax Team.

As of today, the country has already received a total of 8,279,050 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in which 5.5 million are Sinovac, 2.556 million are AstraZeneca, 30,000 are Sputnik V, and 193,050 are Pfizer vaccines.

BOC-NAIA District Collector Carmelita M. Talusan assures the public that the port will remain firm in its duty of catering its stakeholders with utmost integrity and professionalism in the One-Stop-Shop and Customer Care Center and ensuring the timely release of PPE and medical supplies amidst the threat of the pandemic.

The Bureau of Customs under Commissioner Rey Leonardo B. Guerrero remains committed to expeditiously process the release of COVID-19 vaccines in full support to the national vaccination program of the government. Along with NTF, the BOC will continue to observe strict measures to ensure the security of vaccines.

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