PH administers over 1.2 million vaccine doses against COVID-19

Published April 15, 2021, 8:42 AM

by Jhon Aldrin Casinas

The Philippines has administered over 1.2 million doses of vaccines against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as of April 13, latest government data showed.

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Based on the vaccine statistics bulletin of the Department of Health (DOH) and the National Task Force (NTF) Against COVID-19, a total of 1,255,716 vaccine doses have been administered out of the 3,025,600 doses delivered to the country.

Of the number, 64 percent or 1,093,651 people have received their first dose while 9.5 percent or 162,065 have been fully vaccinated after getting their second dose.

“With the arrival of the additional 500,000 doses last Sunday, the total available doses in the country are now over 3 million doses, of which 93 percent have been distributed to different regions—this equates to a total of 2,801,020 doses distributed throughout the country,” the DOH said.

In a span of one week, the Health department said the government distributed around 900,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to 2,988 vaccination sites across the country.

Latest government data also showed that the country’s current seven-day average of daily vaccinated individuals was at 47,545.

“With the sustained high number of cases in the country, the government has strengthened its collaboration with the private sector to boost the vaccine deployment program through the expedited rollout of vaccines to economic frontliners under the A4 priority group,” the DOH said.

“This partnership will allow the government to protect more Filipinos much quicker, and will allow for a larger-scale rollout of vaccines upon arrival of the procured and donated vaccines come midyear,” it added.

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country is now almost 900,000 as the DOH reported an additional 8,122 new infections on April 14, pushing the nationwide tally to 892,880 cases.