Philippine airline Cebu Pacific announced it has flown 76,935,820 doses of its Covid-19 vaccine across the country, reaching another delivery phase as the national government pushes for the administration of secondary booster shots.
This fourth dose can now be given to adults 50 years of age and older, individuals 18 to 49 years of age and those with comorbidities (people with multiple illnesses or medical conditions).
Since March 2021, the airline has transported vaccines to 31 provinces, namely Bacolod, Basilan, Boracay, Bohol, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Cauyan, Cebu, Coron, Cotabato, Davao, Dipolog, Dumaguete, General Santos, Iloilo, Jolo, Kalibo and Legazpi and Masbate, Naga, Ozamiz, Pagadian, Puerto Princesa, Roxas, San Jose, Siargao, Tacloban, Tuguegarao, Tawi-Tawi, Virac, and Zamboanga.
Among these provinces, Legazpi received the largest number of vaccine shipments, followed by Cagayan de Oro, Tacloban and Zamboanga.
“We support our country’s ongoing fight against Covid-19 through the safe and timely delivery of vaccine doses across our local network,” said Alex Reyes, Cebu Pacific’s chief strategy officer. “Our assistance to the government aims to make booster injections as affordable as possible.”
Each vaccine has been subjected to the strictest procedures to ensure potency and potency until it reaches its destination.