Gov’t target: COVID-19 vaccination for over 200,000 healthcare workers in 2 weeks
MANILA, Philippines — More than 222,000 healthcare workers in the government’s master list for COVID-19 vaccination are expected to be inoculated within the next two weeks, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said Monday.
“Right now ang masterlisted sa amin na health workers are 222,783 health workers all over the Philippines,” Nograles said in an interview on ABS-CBN News Channel.
“It looks like we’ll be able to complete this within a week or two. As far as the master listed health workers are concerned, now that we have both Sinovac and AstraZeneca, we’ll be able to complete these lists, names, healthcare workers who have been master listed whether or not they are senior citizens or younger,” he added.
The Philippines has so far received a total of 1.1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines.
Of this number, 600,000 doses are Sinovac vaccines donated by the Chinese government and 525,600 are AstraZeneca vaccines from the World Health Organization-led COVAX facility.
This month, the country is still expecting to receive 1 million Sinovac vaccine doses procured by the national government.
Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. earlier said the government is eyeing to vaccinate all health workers in the country by the end of March or until early April.
Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.