DOH: Over 9 million people vaccinated in national vax drive

Published December 4, 2021, 3:20 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 Department of Health (DOH) said more than nine million individuals were vaccinated after the national vaccination campaign against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) was extended to Dec. 3.

DOH Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said there were 8.01 million doses administered on the original schedule of the vaccination campaign on Nov. 29 to Dec. 1.

“But we did (an) extension. Ito pong dalawang araw na extension po natin, nakapagdagdag po tayo ng 1.9 million na pagbabakuna pa. So, the total is 9.9 million and mayroon po tayong (With the two-day extension, we have added 1.9 million more vaccinations. So, the total is 9.9 million and we have the) highest jabs for a day that was 2.82 million jabs,” said Vergeire.

Vergeire said that the national vaccination days campaign “was a huge success.”

The government is looking to set another round of the national vaccination days on Dec. 15 to 17.