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DOH: Over 11.3M Filipinos fully vaccinated vs COVID-19

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 03:37 PM August 09, 2021
More than 11.3 million Filipinos have so far completed already the two doses of COVID-19 vaccine, the Department of Health (DOH) said Monday.

MMDA Chairman Benhur Abalos visited vaccination sites in some parts of Metro Manila to ensure an orderly process amid the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine. FILE PHOTO from the MMDA

MANILA, Philippines — More than 11.3 million Filipinos have so far completed already the two doses of COVID-19 vaccine, the Department of Health (DOH) said Monday.

As of August 8, the DOH said a total of 11,391,969 individuals have received two doses of the vaccine including:

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  • 1,730,762 health workers
  • 3,318,212 senior citizens
  • 4,244,272 persons with comorbidities
  • 1,734,089 economic frontliners
  • 364,634 indigents

Meanwhile, over 13 million individuals have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, including:

  • 2,061,078 health workers
  • 2,976,900 senior citizens
  • 4,093,867 persons with comorbidities
  • 3,333,680 economic frontliners
  • 622,256 indigents

The doses make up 24,479,750 doses administered in the country, the DOH said.

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For its part, Metro Manila has given at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine to 5.368 million individuals and two doses to 3.927 million residents, making a total of 9.295 million doses administered in the capital region, according to Metropolitan Manila Development Authority chief of staff Michael Salalima.

Salalima said authorities will ramp up COVID-19 vaccination in the national capital region as it undergoes a two-week enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) until August 20.

The government is aiming to vaccinate at least 50% of the population in Metro Manila to achieve population protection.

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