PH to receive 137 million Covid vaccine doses before end-2021

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The Philippines is set to receive over 137 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines within the remaining months of this year, National Task Force Against Covid-19 chief implementer Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. assured on Wednesday.

To date, the Philippines has received a total of 51.900 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine doses which were acquired through procurement and donations.

“We are making significant work towards having a better Christmas. That’s what we are doing,” Galvez, who is also vaccine czar, said in an interview at the Kapihan sa Manila Bay forum.

Of the total vaccines that arrived since February, 31.347 million doses were procured by the government, 3.617 million doses were orders of the private sector and local government units, 13.297 million doses were donated from the COVAX Facility and 3.639 million doses were donations from other countries.

Galvez said about 44.80 million vaccine doses have been deployed nationwide.

A total of 33.706 million doses were administered, of which 19.748 million persons received their first doses and 13.958 million are fully vaccinated.

Galvez reported that the country’s average vaccination rate from Aug. 1 is 426,653 doses per day.

There are 1,743 active vaccination sites operating across 17 regions nationwide.

The Philippines is set to receive 25 million doses this month, and 29.5 million doses in October, he added.

The government targets to vaccinate 70 percent or 77.139 million Filipinos out of the country’s 110.198 million total population to achieve population protection by yearend.

 

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