Muntinlupa receives 3,000 doses of Sputnik V; Mayor Fresnedi thanks national govt for vaccine supply

Some 3,000 doses of the Russian-made Sputnik-V vaccines have arrived in Muntinlupa City, one of five cities in Metro Manila which has facilities for handling the vaccine’s temperature requirements. (Muntinlupa PIO photo)

QUEZON CITY, May 4 (PIA) -- Muntinlupa Mayor Jaime Fresnedi has expressed his thanks to the National Task Force Against COVID-19 as the local government received some of the county’s initial supply of Sputnik V and for selecting the city as one of the pilot sites for the rollout of the Russia-made vaccines.

“We are grateful to the national government for donating COVID-19 vaccines to Muntinlupa and the additional supply will help our ongoing vaccination program. As more vaccines arrive in the city, more residents can be inoculated to reach the target herd immunity,” Fresnedi said.

Muntinlupa received 3,000 doses on Monday, May 3, which were then stored in -18 degrees Celsius temperature storage facilities of Ospital ng Muntinlupa (OsMun) and Asian Hospital and Medical Center.

With the cold-chain management requirement of the vaccine, members of priority group in the city will be inoculated in OsMun and Asian Hospital. The vaccine is to be administered in two doses 3 weeks apart.

On Saturday, 15,000 doses of Sputnik V were delivered to the country by a Qatar Airways flight from Moscow via Doha. The initial doses were divided among five cities in Metro Manila, namely: Taguig, Manila, ParaƱaque, Muntinlupa, and Makati.

The National Task Force Against COVID-19 said the next batch of 485,000 Sputnik V doses are expected to be delivered in the country within May.

The Food and Drug Administration has issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to Sputnik V vaccine manufactured by Russian medical-research institute Gamaleya National Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology last March 19, 2021.

Further, the Muntinlupa City Government is set to open its fourth major vaccination hub in Barangay Sucat Covered Court today, in addition to existing community vaccination centers. 

Other major vaccination hubs launched in the city include: Filinvest Alabang Steel Parking last April 30, SM Center Muntinlupa Open Parking Area, Barangay Tunasan last April 27 and Ayala Malls South Park, Barangay Alabang last April 24.

City residents who are not yet registered in the city’s COVID-19 Vaccination Registration System can sign-up via

As of May 1, a total of 24,163 Muntinlupa residents were inoculated with the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, of which 19,991 received Sinovac and 4,172 inoculated with AstraZeneca. While 843 residents from priority groups received their second dose.

Muntinlupa City has 11,236 confirmed cases with 9,692 recoveries, 1,245 active cases, 299 reported deaths, 172 suspect cases, and 999 probable cases as of May 2. (PIA NCR)

Source: Philippines Information Agency (

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