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Germany has donated a total of 10 million Covid-19 vaccines.

After 1,531,000 doses of the Moderna jab arrived on Thursday, the total number of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccinations provided by Germany to the Philippines through the COVAX Facility has surpassed 10 million.

Economic Counselor Georg Maue of the German Embassy in Manila said the European country is pleased to contribute another batch to the Philippines’ “extremely good and well-functioning” vaccination program.

“With the pandemic still going on, we believe it’s critical to expand on our most powerful tool, which is vaccination,” Maue said in a press conference at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay City.

Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., head of the National Task Force Against Covid-19 (NTF) and vaccine czar, congratulated Germany and the COVAX Facility for the newest donation.

“We’d want to express our gratitude to COVAX for their continuous support of the Philippines, particularly its supporters, the EU (European Union), which has already contributed over 60 million doses,” Galvez added.

He described the donations as a “Christmas present” to all Filipinos around the world.

On the other hand, he emphasized that all Filipinos who received their second Covid-19 vaccination dosage at least three months ago are now eligible for a booster shot.

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