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Gov’t targets 1M COVID-19 doses per day starting November 20

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 10:54 AM November 03, 2021
Senior citizens in Ilocos Norte receive their vaccines at a COVID-19 vaccination facility. The provincial government is expecting to ramp up its vaccination drive to achieve herd immunity. (Photo courtesy of Ilocos Norte provincial government)

FILE PHOTO Senior citizens in Ilocos Norte receive their vaccines at a COVID-19 vaccination facility. The provincial government is expecting to ramp up its vaccination drive to achieve herd immunity. (Photo courtesy of Ilocos Norte provincial government)

MANILA, Philippines — The national government is aiming to administer one million to 1.5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses per day starting November 20, vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. said Wednesday.

In a taped public briefing with President Rodrigo Duterte aired on Wednesday morning, Galvez said the government also aims to administer at least 15 million vaccine doses before the end of November.

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To achieve this, additional vaccination sites in malls, universities, schools, gyms, camps, and function halls of different government agencies would be used, he said.

The government is also eyeing to fully vaccinate against COVID-19 at least 90% of teachers, students, and school personnel.

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It also aims to fully vaccinate at least 70% of senior citizens, Galvez added.

Health workers in hospitals should also have booster shots by the end of November, he said.

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