More than 63 million Filipinos are now fully vaccinated against Covid-19 while 663,384 children aged 5 to 11 have the first dose, the National Vaccination Operations Center (NVOC) reported on Saturday.
NVOC chair and Health Undersecretary Myrna Cabotaje said the total fully vaccinated Filipinos represent 70 percent of the government’s 90 million population target and 80 percent of the total population.
The government targets to fully inoculate at least 70 million Filipinos by March and 90 million by June this year.
About 9.7 million have likewise received booster or additional doses.
National Task Force Against Covid-19 Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. earlier said one of the immediate concerns is to make sure the vulnerable sector has enough protection against Covid-19 infection.
In his recent report, Galvez said only 69.31 percent of the senior population have acquired at least two doses.
“We will continue to concentrate on the remaining three million senior citizens and with those with comorbidities,” he said.
Galvez said the conduct of house-to-house Covid-19 vaccination will be enhanced to reach more vaccinees.
Some local government units provide transportation services for senior citizens and those with comorbidities to reach inoculation sites.
The country has received 224.823 million Covid-19 vaccines doses as of February 18, both procured and donated.