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Gov’t administers over 7M COVID-19 vaccine doses

/ 09:49 AM June 16, 2021
Sinovac's COVID-19 vaccines arrival at NAIA

The latest batch of one million doses of Sinovac’s COVID-19 vaccine arrive via a Cebu Pacific flight at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on June 10, 2021. (Photo courtesy of National Task Force against COVID-19)

MANILA, Philippines — The number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered under the government’s inoculation program has breached the seven-million mark, vaccine czar Carlito Galvez told the Senate Tuesday.

Galvez’ presentation before the Senate Committee of the Whole showed that the government has administered a total of 7,045,380 doses of COVID-19 vaccines.

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Over 5.1 million have so far received their first dose while more than 1.9 million individuals have been fully-vaccinated or have received two doses of COVID-19 vaccines.

According to figures presented by Galvez to senators, over 10.3 million of the 12.7 million vaccine doses delivered to the Philippines have already been deployed to 3,944 vaccination sites in the country.

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Galvez also reported to the Senate that the Philippine government so far has 73 million “assured” COVID-19 vaccine doses while 56 million doses are still under negotiations.

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