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8.36% of Filipinos complete COVID-19 shots as of August 1

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8.36% of Filipinos complete COVID-19 shots as of August 1
A health worker administers a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine to an elderly at the FilOil Flying V Center in San Juan City on July 21, 2021
The STAR / Boy Santos

MANILA, Philippines — Government figures on Monday showed there are now 8.36% or 9.11 million Filipinos fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by beginning of August.

That percentage is out of the country's entire 109 million population per the latest census. Some 10.8% or 11.74 million, meanwhile, have received their first shot. 

The Duterte administration is looking to inoculate up to 70 million this year in a bid to reach herd immunity — a goal that could be affected as more cases of the Delta variant of COVID-19 are detected. 

In the government's own numbers, that would be 11.19% Filipinos complete with their shots, and 16.46% with their initial dose. 

 

 

Daily administered doses in the last seven days were at 523,018, totaling to 20.86 million by August 1.

Health authorities are ramping up inoculations as new cases begin to rise. Experts at the OCTA Research said a community transmission of the Delta variant may be driving the uptick in infections in the capital region. 

Priority groups 

Government has yet open up vaccinations for the general public. 

But among those in its priority list showed there are now 1.57 million health workers or the A1 group fully vaccinated, with 1.99 million with their first shot. 

In A2 or among senior citizens, there are now 2.61 million complete with their doses, while 2.88 million have received their initial. 

There are now also 3.32 million persons with comorbidities fully vaccinated, while 3.77 million who received their first dose. 

Among essential workers making up the A4 group, the number is at 1.29 million fully vaccinated and 2.62 million with initial dose. 

By August 1, there are also 304,616 members of the indigent population completely vaccinated, and 473,283 with partial protection against COVID-19. 

COVID-19 VACCINES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH HERD IMMUNITY
As It Happens
LATEST UPDATE: August 23, 2021 - 12:22pm

A new thread on the Philippines' vaccination program in 2021 in the government's revised objective to reach "population protection." (Main image: The STAR/Michael Varcas, file)

August 23, 2021 - 12:22pm

As of August 22, about 12% of the estimated 109 million population have been vaccinated against COVID-19, according to date from the pandemic task force.

  • First dose: 17,258,675
  • Second dose: 13,130,485
  • Total doses administered: 30,389,160
August 20, 2021 - 10:13am

An additional 582,500 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine arrive at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Friday morning.

It is part of the private sector's "A Dose of Hope" program, pioneered by Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship and Go Negosyo founder Joey Concepcion.

August 9, 2021 - 2:56pm

An estimated 10.45% of the 109 million Filipinos have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 between March 1 and August 9, according to government data.

  • Total doses administered: 24,479,750
  • First dose: 13,087,781
  • Second dose: 11,391,969
August 3, 2021 - 5:56pm

The Philippines on Tuesday receives 3,000,060 doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccines donated by the United States.

The latest donation is part of the P1.38 billion assistance of the US government to the Philippines since the onset of the pandemic.

Last month, more than 3 million Johnson & Johnson vaccines from the American government arrived in the country.

 

August 3, 2021 - 10:08am

The Department of Tourism hails the City of Manila's drive-thru vaccination site at Quirino Grandstand, Rizal Park which opened on Saturday. 

“With the move to revert Metro Manila to the stricter enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) measure, this initiative will help establish the much needed resistance against the Delta variant of the virus," Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat says.

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