DOH: Only 1.7M booster shots given, far below 23M target | Inquirer News

DOH: Only 1.7M booster shots given, far below 23M target

/ 09:09 PM August 19, 2022
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BOOSTED: A Medical and Dental Bureau (MDB) staff administers booster shot against COVID-19 to Deputy Secretary for Legislation Edwin Bellen during the launching of the Department of Health’s “Pinaslakas” booster vaccination program at the Philippine Senate in Pasay City Wednesday, August 10, 2022. (Voltaire F. Domingo/Senate PRIB)

MANILA, Philippines — The country has provided booster shots for more than 1.7 million people, far from the 23-million target by early October, the Department of Health (DOH) officer-in-charge Maria Rosario Vergeire said in a press briefing on Friday.

Vergeire said that as of Friday, the government provided 1,729,547 booster shots out of the 23-million target.

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Vergeire had said the agency aims to administer at least 23 million COVID-19 booster shots within President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s first 100 days in office.

Meanwhile, almost 72.3 million Filipinos are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with more than 17.3 million receiving their first boost dose and more than 1.9 million having their second booster dose.

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