MORE REFORMULATED VAX. An additional 465,600 doses of reformulated Pfizer vaccine against Covid-19 arrive in Manila on Thursday (April 28, 2022). The latest shipment will be used for pediatric vaccination. (PNA photo)

MANILA -- The Philippines has received an additional 465,600 doses of reformulated Pfizer vaccine against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) on Thursday night.

The shipment arrived around 9 p.m. via Air Hong Kong flight LD 456 at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3.

Prior to this, the country on Wednesday night also received 36,600 doses of reformulated Pfizer vaccine. Both shipments were procured by the government through the World Bank and will be used for pediatric inoculation.

The country started inoculating children aged 5 to 11 years old against Covid-19 in February. So far, the lower dosage Pfizer vaccine is being used in the Philippines to inoculate this age group.

Moderna recently asked the US Food and Drug Administration to authorize its Covid-19 vaccine for kids under 5 years old. Governments globally are yet to authorize a Covid-19 vaccine for children below 5 years old.

Meanwhile, according to the National Covid-19 Vaccination Operations Center (NVOC), more than 67,640,431 individuals are now fully inoculated against Covid-19, and 13 million have already received their booster shots, as of April 26.

Total doses administered as of April 26 is 146,227,002, the NVOC added.

Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. earlier said the next administration no longer needs to procure more Covid-19 vaccines, as the country has enough supplies for this year's vaccination program. (PNA)