More than 730,000 individuals have already been inoculated with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines.
Data released by the Department of Health showed that there are already 738,913 COVID-19 vaccines administered as of March 30.
This include 737,569 first doses and 1,344 second doses of COVID-19 vaccines.
The National Capital Region received the most doses with 461,070, followed by Region 4A with 144,960, Region 3 with 131,940 and Region 7 with 117,960.
“With the recent arrival of 1 million doses of procured vaccines, the total number of available doses have doubled, and doses distributed throughout the country have significantly increased, with a total of 1,468,200 doses delivered,” the Health department said in a statement.
The DOH revealed that NCR has started administering the second dose for the healthcare worker vaccinees, maximizing protection for our healthcare workers.
“Additionally, vaccination for senior citizens and persons with comorbidities has begun, allowing us to afford protection to more vulnerable Filipinos,” it said.
“The recent arrival of additional doses in the country is also expected to allow the government to expand vaccination to more priority groups, thereby protecting more people,” added DOH.
There are already 2,525,600 COVID-19 vaccines received by the country since late February which include the vaccines from AstraZeneca and Sinovac.
The DOH said 2,596 vaccination sites are conducting COVID-19 vaccination in various sites across all regions.