By J. Jala | 12:33 PM August 11, 2021
National Task Force Against COVID-19 deputy chief implementer Secretary Vince Dizon assured the tourism stakeholders and workers in Bohol province that their second dose of Sputnik V would arrive soon.
“Darating na po mamayang gabi. You’ll get that also in the coming days,” said Dizon during the ceremonial vaccination of tourism stakeholders and workers at Bellevue Resort Panglao on Wednesday morning, August 11.
Tourism stakeholders and workers had their first dose of Sputnik V vaccine last June and July.
The delivery of 50,000 doses of Sputnik V this month has been delayed due to ongoing upgrades on the vaccine.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said Gamaleya Institute, manufacturer of the Sputnik V, is seeking to amend the vaccine’s emergency use authorization (EUA) to extend the interval between the two doses from the current 21 days to 90 days.
The FDA has granted Spuntik V an EUA last March 19.
Another 10, 000 doses of Pfizer and 5, 000 doses of Sinovac vaccines will also arrive in Bohol.