Fri. May 20th, 2022

The Philippines has already administered 56.203 million doses out of 97.678 million Covid-19 vaccines delivered , according to the National Task Force (NTF) Against Covid-19 on Tuesday.

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Of the total jabs administered, 30.254 million doses were given as first doses and 25.949 million as second doses, including the Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine.

The fully vaccinated individuals comprise 33.65 percent of the country’s 70-percent target for population protection by the end of the year, or an estimated 77,139,058 Filipinos.

The average daily vaccination rate in the last seven days rose to 488,506 doses, higher than the 405,999 the previous week, due to stable supplies, according to NTF chief Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr.

He said the COVAX Facility and countries such as the United States, Australia, Japan, Germany, and Brunei will be donating more Covid-19 vaccines.

“We have established good relationships with other countries and many of them are helping us,” Galvez told President Rodrigo Duterte during the Talk to the People aired Monday night.

He said the US will send another two million doses of Pfizer “most likely this week”.

Galvez said local chief executives must accelerate their vaccination drives as the country aims to ramp up daily vaccination to 1.5 million doses during the last quarter of 2021.

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