Over 162,000 Filipinos fully vaccinated vs COVID-19
MANILA, Philippines — More than 162,000 individuals have been fully vaccinated or received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, the Department of Health (DOH) and the National Task Force against COVID-19 (NTF) reported Wednesday.
Data from the DOH and the NTF showed 162,065 Filipinos have been given their second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
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Meanwhile, some 1,093,651 Filipinos have been inoculated with the vaccine’s first dose.
The government has recently started simultaneously vaccinating health workers, senior citizens and persons with comorbidities.
With the arrival of 500,000 procured CoronaVac developed by China’s Sinovac, the DOH and NTF said the country already has more than three million doses of vaccines.
Of this figure, 2.8 million doses were already distributed to 2,988 vaccination sites across the country.
“With the sustained high number of cases in the country, the government has strengthened its collaboration with the private sector to boost the vaccine deployment program through expedited rollout of vaccines to economic frontliners under the A4 priority group,” the DOH and NTF said.
“This partnership will allow the government to protect more Filipinos much quicker, and will allow for a larger-scale rollout of vaccines upon arrival of the procured and donated vaccines come midyear,” it added.
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