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5.95 M COVID vaccine doses administered in PH, 1.54 M Pinoys fully vaccinated, so far

/ 01:59 PM June 07, 2021
VACCINATION DAY In San Juan City on Tuesday, senior citizens, health workers and adults with illnesses gather at San Juan Arena to get their first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. The Department of Health has given over-65s in Metro Manila until Wednesday to register with their local governments for vaccination. —NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

File photo shows senior citizens awaiting their turn to get vaccinated against COVID-19 in San Juan City. (JESUS ORBETA)

MANILA, Philippines — Nearly six million COVID-19 vaccine doses have so far been administered in the country,  government data showed on Monday.

Data as of June 6, 2021 showed that 5.95 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered, with 4.4 million of them as first doses.

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A total of 1.54 million Filipinos are fully vaccinated.

The average number of doses administered per day in the last seven days is 112,621, with an average of 937 active and reporting vaccination sites during the said period.

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FIRST IN LINE Dr. Gerardo Legaspi, director of Philippine General Hospital, is first to receive the China-donated CoronaVac as the Philippines rolls out its vaccination drive on Monday. At right, Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., head of the National Task Force Against COVID-19, joins government officials inoculated during simultaneous programs in several hospitals in Metro Manila. —PHOTOS COURTESY OFMANILA PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE AND PRESIDENTIAL COMMUNICATIONS OPERATIONS OFFICE

FIRST IN LINE Dr. Gerardo Legaspi, Director of Philippine General Hospital, is first to receive the China-donated CoronaVac as the Philippines rolls out its vaccination drive last March. At right, vaccine czar Sec. Carlito Galvez Jr., head of the National Task Force Against COVID-19 also gets receives a COVID-19 vaccine.  (PHOTOS COURTESY OF MANILA PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE AND PRESIDENTIAL COMMUNICATIONS OPERATIONS OFFICE)

The data also showed that there were a total of 788,350 doses administered in the 14th week of COVID-19 vaccination in the country.

On the first week of inoculation in March, there were only 37,280 vaccine doses administered due to limited supply.

According to DOH, over 1.39 million doses were provided as first dose to medical front-liners, 1.53 million to senior citizens, 1.47 million to persons with comorbidities and 12,259 to essential workers.

Meanwhile, a total of 827,089 medical front-liners, 369,387 senior citizens, 343,297 persons with comorbidities and 4,559 essential workers are fully vaccinated.

Vaccine czar Sec. Carlito Galvez Jr. said in May that a better Christmas awaits Filipinos this year as the country is expected to reach its benchmark for herd immunity with 58 million to 70 million of the population receiving full doses by November.

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