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DOH: 3.5 million fully vaccinated vs COVID-19 in PH

By: - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ
/ 12:03 PM July 12, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) on Monday reported that 3.5 million individuals in the country have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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In a televised briefing, the Department of Health (DOH) Undersecretary Myrna Cabotaje said the 3.5 million figure is out of the 9.6 million people who received their first dose of the vaccine.

“Out of the 13.1 million na nabakuna, 9.6 million na po ang first dose at 3.5 million ang second dose,” said Cabotaje, who is also the chief of the National Vaccination Operations Center.

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(Out of the 13.1 million doses administered, 9.6 million were given as the first dose and 3.5 million were given as the second dose.)

Cabotaje said 1.1 million of the target 1.6 million health workers have likewise been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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

Dr. Gerardo Legaspi, director of Philippine General Hospital, is first to receive the China-donated CoronaVac COVID-19 vaccine when the Philippines rolled out its vaccination drive on March 1, 2021. At right, vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr.,  joins government officials inoculated during simultaneous programs in several hospitals in Metro Manila. (PHOTOS COURTESY OF MANILA PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE AND PRESIDENTIAL COMMUNICATIONS OPERATIONS OFFICE)

The Philippines has so far received more than 20 million COVID-19 vaccine doses.

The most recent arrival was 132,300 doses from Russia’s Sputnik V.

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(AFP)

More than 2 million doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 jabs donated by the World Health Organization-led COVAX facility were also delivered last week.

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