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19 million Filipinos now fully vaccinated vs. COVID-19

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 02:54 AM September 23, 2021

A tourism worker in La Union province gets vaccinated against COVID-19. (File photo from the La Union provincial government)

MANILA, Philippines — Over 19 million Filipinos have so far completed the required doses of the COVID-19 vaccines, making them fully vaccinated against the severe respiratory disease, Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., the national vaccine manager, said in the second taped briefing this week with President Rodrigo Duterte that aired late Wednesday night.

This accounts for 24.66% of the target of vaccinating 70% of the population and 17.28% of the country’s total population, Galvez said.

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Meanwhile, 23.1 million Filipinos have received one dose of the vaccine.

This makes the total of administered vaccine doses in the country at 42.1 million.

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The Philippines has so far received 65.8 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines, of which 41.1 million were procured by the national government and five million by the private sector and local government units, with 16 million coming from the COVAX facility and 3.6 million donated by other countries.

Galvez said the country still had 23.7 million doses left to be administered.

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