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PH COVID-19 vaccine supply to reach up to 160 million by end of 2021

By: - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ
/ 11:47 PM October 04, 2021

MANILA, Philippines —The Philippines’ COVID-19 vaccine supply is expected to reach up to 160 million by the end of 2021, Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., the country’s vaccine manager, said Monday.

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To date, the country has received 77.4 million COVID-19 vaccine doses of various brands.

“In terms of our deliveries, our target for the Q4 [fourth quarter] is to receive 100 million vaccines by the end of October, and also by end of by December, we will have 140 to 160 million vaccines,” Galvez said in Filipino in a taped briefing with President Rodrigo Duterte that aired late Monday night.

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Galvez said the government was planning to administer at least 100 million doses by year-end.

More than 45 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have so far been administered with 21 million persons already fully vaccinated against the respiratory disease.

READ: Over 21 million Filipinos now fully vaccinated vs COVID-19

“We are targeting to vaccinate all the target population before the start of the election period in February 2022,” Galvez said.

READ: Gov’t aims to vaccinate 90% of population vs. COVID-19 before 2022 elections

Galvez said the government was also in talks with four or five vaccine manufacturers for the procurement of COVID-19 vaccines for 2022.

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