DOH: 1.6 million Filipinos so far fully vaccinated vs COVID-19 | Inquirer News

DOH: 1.6 million Filipinos so far fully vaccinated vs COVID-19

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 12:25 PM June 09, 2021
Vaccination of Economic Frontliners under A4 Priority Group at Mandaluyong City Medical Center Mega Vaccination Site

VACCINATION OF ECONOMIC FRONTLINERS Mandaluyong City Mayor Menchie Abalos leads the inoculation of tricycle drivers, vendors and media practitioners belonging to the A4 priority group at Mandaluyong City Medical Center Mega Vaccination Site on Monday, June 7. Niño Jesus Orbeta/Philippine Daily Inquirer

MANILA, Philippines — About 1.6 million Filipinos so far are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, meaning they have already completed two doses of the vaccine, an official of the Department of Health (DOH) said Wednesday.

The Philippines has already administered 6.3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines, with 4.6 million administered as first dose and 1.6 million are administered as second dose, DOH Director IV Napoleon Arevalo said.


Of those fully vaccinated, over 800,000 are medical frontliners, 415,000 are senior citizens, 370,000 are persons comorbidities, and 6,000 are economic frontliners.

The vaccination in the Philippines started on March 1, with priority vaccination focusing on medical frontliners, senior citizens and persons with comorbidities.


The government kicked off the vaccination of economic frontliners in a symbolic inoculation last Monday.


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