Sat. Sep 25th, 2021

National Task Force (NTF) Against Covid-19 deputy chief implementer Vivencio Dizon said the government is aiming to administer 1 million doses of vaccines against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) per day.

(Photo from Inquirer.net)

In a Palace briefing Monday, Dizon said the NTF aims to further accelerate vaccination across the country amid the threats of faster-spreading Delta variant.

He said the country hit its highest daily vaccination last week of 710,482 jabs.

“But again, the biggest challenge is still the supply,” he added in Filipino.

The NTF official said that once the country gets its order from vaccine manufacturers, more than 750,000 jabs can be rolled out in a day.

“Up to a million per day, as long as there is a supply,” Dizon said. “It’s really a race against the (Delta) variant.”

Government data show that as of Sunday, nearly 24.5 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines were already administered.

Vaccine administration during the 23rd week of vaccination in the country reached 3.62 million doses, with an average 516,061 doses administered daily. 

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