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Nearly 52.4 million Filipinos fully vaccinated vs COVID-19 – Duque

/ 12:48 AM January 11, 2022

Ilocos Norte residents get their COVID-19 jabs in a vaccination facility at the Robinsons Mall in San Nicolas town in December 2021. (Photo courtesy of Ilocos Norte provincial government)

MANILA, Philippines — Nearly 52.4 million Filipinos are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III reported Monday night.

According to Duque, a total of 52,393,229 Filipinos have completed their COVID-19 shots. This makes up nearly 68 percent of the target population in the country.

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Meanwhile, Duque said 61,902,516 have received at least one dose of their COVID-19 vaccines — or 80.25 percent of the target population.

Further, 3,327,417 individuals have received their booster shots.

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“Our vaccination rate continues to rise based on the mentioned first dose at second dose vaccination coverage,” Duque said, speaking in a mix of English and Filipino.

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles earlier said the government would be increasing COVID-19 testing, vaccination, and hospital bed capacities as the country continued to grapple with record-high infections.

On Monday, the DOH recorded another all-time high increase in COVID-19 cases as it confirmed the infection of 33,169 more people in the country.

READ: PH records 33,169 new COVID-19 cases amid Omicron scare

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