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10% of PH population now fully vaccinated vs COVID-19 – Galvez

/ 01:03 AM August 09, 2021
Passengers show their vaccination cards upon entering the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 at Edsa-North Avenue Station to avail of a free ride

Passengers show their vaccination cards upon entering the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 at Edsa-North Avenue Station to avail of a free ride, an offer that is valid until Aug. 20 2021 while Metro Manila is under enhanced community quarantine due to the rise of COVID-19 Delta variant. (File photo by NIÑO JESUS ORBETA / Philippine Daily Inquirer)

MANILA, Philippines — A little over 10 percent of the Philippine population has been vaccinated against COVID-19, Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., the national vaccine manager, announced on Sunday at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, where he oversaw the arrival of more than 300,000 Moderna doses.

READ: More than 300,000 procured Moderna doses arrive at NAIA

A little over 24.1 million various doses have been administered nationwide — 12.9 million for the first dose and 11.2 million for the second dose, according to Galvez.

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The total number of people who got the second dose, he added, represents 15.88 percent of the targeted eligible population — that is, adults aged 18 and above — and also 10.13 percent of the total population.

“Our numbers are very good, and we can see that within the span of two days we can get one million [doses],” he said, speaking partly in Filipino.

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