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A total of 57.494 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been administered nationwide since the rollout began in March, the Department of Health (DOH) said Thursday.

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Latest data from the National Vaccines Operation Center showed that 95.2 percent or 1,560,938 of the 1,638,917 healthcare workers have been fully vaccinated while 56.22 percent or 4.640 million of the target 8.254 million senior citizens have completed their doses.

In an online media briefing, Health Undersecretary Myrna Cabotaje said healthcare workers and senior citizen registered a “high” total numbers of fully vaccinated because of the one-shot Janssen vaccine.

These 57.4 million jabs are broken down to 31,015,216 first doses and 26,479,028 second doses,“ Cabotaje said.

Although the number of fully vaccinated senior citizens are high, Cabotaje said there is a need to vaccinate more of the older population and the A5 category or the indigents.

For the individuals with comorbidities, about 80.01 percent or 7.219 million of the target 9.023 million population are fully-vaccinated.

For the frontline personnel in essential sector, about 31.44 percent or 28.3 million target individuals have received their second jab.

Meantime 2.838 million or 21.99 percent of the 12.911 million poor people are now fully-vaccinated.

We have started with the rest of the adult population, 18 and above, 1,165,171 first dose and 323,412 two doses,” Cabotaje said.

She added that for the pediatric vaccination of those with comorbidities, a total of 23,727 minors have received their life-saving shots as of October 27.

The national government is keeping its goal to achieve population protection before this year ends, raising the initial target of 70 percent or 77 million eligible population to 80 to 90 percent or about 88 million.

As of October 28 noon, the Philippines has a total of 99.551 million vaccine doses. 

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