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NCR vaccinates 100% of target population vs COVID-19, says MMDA chair

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 06:51 PM December 09, 2021
NCR vaccinates 100% of target population vs COVID-19, says MMDA chair

Syringe/Vaccine (Photo by Ludovic MARIN / AFP)

MANILA, Philippines — The National Capital Region (NCR) or Metro Manila has vaccinated 100 percent of its target population, or about 9.8 million individuals, against COVID-19, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced Thursday.

MMDA chairman Benhur Abalos said in a speech at an event in Mandaluyong City: “100% na ang Metro Manila sa bakuna. Talagang natapos natin ito.”

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(100% na ang Metro Manila sa bakuna. We really finished this.)

Interior Secretary Eduardo Año earlier said 23 highly urbanized cities, most of which are in Metro Manila, have achieved herd immunity.

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This means the areas were able to vaccinate at least 70% of their population.

For her part, Mandaluyong City Mayor Menchie Abalos said the city has administered more than 1 million shots against COVID-19 on December 6.

The government launched last week a three-day national COVID-19 vaccination drive which was extended up to five days.

The government was able to vaccinate 10.25 million individuals during the campaign.

A second round of the drive is set for December15-17, where the government aims to complete the COVID-19 vaccination of 7 million individuals.

The government is aiming to fully vaccinate 54 million individuals against COVID-19 before the end of the year.

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