DOH targeting to administer 800K COVID-19 jabs daily by November

Published October 23, 2021, 8:47 PM

by Analou de Vera

Coronavirus vaccines have been prepared for distribution at a vaccination site in Manila on May 18, 2021. (Ali Vicoy/Manila Bulletin)

The country is aiming to vaccinate at least 800,000 people daily against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) by next month, the Department of Health (DOH) said.

“Kapag tiningnan po natin mayroon po tayong 500,000 na target per day ngayong Oktubre. By November, ang atin pong projection at ang ating target is 800,000 per day (We have a target of 500,000 per day this October. By November, our projection and our target is 800,000 per day),” said DOH Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire on Saturday, Oct. 23.

Last Friday, Oct. 22, the daily target for this month has been exceeded, said Vergeire.

“Kahapon po nakapagtala tayo ng (Yesterday we recorded) more than 700,000 jabs per day,” she said.

Vergeire said that they are aiming to vaccinate 70 percent of the country’s population by the end of this year.

“Kapag tiningnan po natin, may mga targets tayong gustong makamit para pagdating po ng Disyembre we will be able to at least cover 70 percent of our population (If we look at it, we have targets that we want to achieve so that by December, we will be able to at least cover 70 percent of our population),” she said.

“So, sa tingin po namin, mukhang kaya nating gawin lahat ito para bumilis ang bakunahan, mas madami po ang maprotektahan dito sa ating bansa (We think, it looks like we can do all this—- to speed up the vaccination so that more people can be protected here in our country),” she added.

Based on the DOH’s vaccination dashboard, a total of 55,168,455 people in the country were already vaccinated against COVID-19. Of the said figure, 29,726,917 were able to receive their first dose so far, while 25,441,538 people were already fully vaccinated.