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Duque says gov’t aims to fully vaccinate 7M Filipinos in 2nd vax drive

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 01:10 PM December 07, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The government is aiming to complete the COVID-19 doses of seven million Filipinos in its planned second round of the national vaccination drive set on Dec. 15 to 17, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said Tuesday.

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Duque said this is to help the government achieve its goal of fully vaccinating 54 million Filipinos by the end of 2021.

“Ang tinatarget natin dito mga 7 million para sa second dose para maabot yung pinupuntiryang 54 million by end of the year na nabigyan ng kumpletong bakuna,” he said in a Laging Handa public briefing.

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(We are targeting to fully vaccinate 7 million people to achieve the goal of fully inoculating 54 million Filipinos by the end of the year.)

The government launched the first tranche of the three-day vaccination drive on Nov. 29 to Dec. 1 but failed to achieve its nine million target. 

The government, however, gave leeway to local government units to extend the vaccination drive until Dec. 3.

In a briefing with President Rodrigo Duterte, Duque said the government was able to vaccinate 9.9 million individuals from Nov. 29 to Dec. 3.

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