PH logs 11.7 million people vaccinated for Covid


The Philippines now has 11.708 million individuals vaccinated against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in the Philippines.

The National Task Force (NTF) against Covid-19 said on Monday that a total of 8.839 million individuals have received their first dose while 2.869 million others have completed their two doses of Covid-19 vaccine as of July 4.

In the past 18 weeks of the national vaccination program, the government has reached a record high of 1.779 million doses being administered.

The average daily vaccination rate in the last seven days is at 254,141 doses, with 1,197 average number of active reporting vaccination sites.

The NTF reported that 1.714 million health care workers have already received their first shot of the Covid-19 vaccine while 1.156 million are fully vaccinated.

Some 2.524 million senior citizens under A2 category of priority groups, 2.993 million persons with comorbidity (A3), and 1.351 million essential sector (A4) and 256,431 indigents (A5) have received their first dose.

On the other hand, some 788,630 of A2, 897,719 of A3, 26,109 of A4, and 227 of A5 are now fully vaccinated against the disease.

The government urged other eligible populations belonging to priority groups A1 to A5 to register for the Covid-19 vaccination program.

Those who received their dose are encouraged to complete the required number of doses as scheduled.

The public is also urged to keep practicing the minimum public health standards as the transmission of infections is still possible regardless of vaccination status.

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