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10.65% of Filipinos fully vaccinated against COVID-19

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10.65% of Filipinos fully vaccinated against COVID-19
Large crowds gather at various vaccination sites in Las Piñas City as they try to get inoculated after alleged fake news spread of "no vaccine, no ayuda" and "no vaccine, no work" policies in the city on Aug. 5, 2021, a day before Metro Manila is placed under enhanced community quarantine.
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MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang on Tuesday said that 11.61 million out of a total109 million Filipinos have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 since the government started its inoculation campaign in March. 

This is equivalent to 10.64% of the country's total population. Figures as of August 9 show that 13.38 million Filipinos, or 12.27% of the population, have received a first dose of the life-saving shot. 

Presidential spokesman Harry Roque during his regular briefing said 510,292 jabs were administered on Monday, bringing the country's total to 24.99 million. 

Metro Manila averaging 156K shots daily 

During the same briefing, Metro Manila Development Authority Chairman Benjamin Abalos Jr. said the capital region, which is aiming to inoculate 250,000 people a day while under enhanced community quarantine, administered an average of just 156,000 shots daily from August 2 to 6. 

"However, we were able to [administer 203,000] on August 3 and August 5," Abalos said.

Data he presented showed that the capital region was actually able to administer 204,000 shots on August 5, a day before the implementation of ECQ.

The same day saw large crowds flocking to, and in some cases overwhelming, vaccination centers in Las Piñas, Manila, and Quezon City. 

READ: PNP to investigate disinformation blamed for huge crowds at vaccination sites

Citing Department of Health data as of August 9, Abalos said 3.95 million of Metro Manila's total 13.48 million residents have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This is equivalent to 29.3% of the capital region's population.

Some 5.52 million or 40.95% have received a first dose. 

Having walked back its target for achieving herd immunity by yearend, the government is now aiming to inoculate 50 to 60 million Filipinos, with a focus on Batangas, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, Metro Cebu, Metro Davao, Metro Manila, Pampanga and Rizal or the so-called "NCR plus 8" areas. 

Metro Manila will remain under ECQ until at least August 20 in a bid to arrest the further spread of the highly contagious Delta variant of COVID-19 in the region. — Bella Perez-Rubio 

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LATEST UPDATE: July 27, 2022 - 8:03am

A new thread on the Philippines' vaccination program in 2021 in the government's revised objective to reach "population protection." Bookmark our COVID-19 and Vaccination Dashboard for the latest figures on the pandemic in the Philippines. — Main image: The STAR/Michael Varcas, file

May 18, 2022 - 3:39pm

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February 11, 2022 - 5:55pm

The Department of Health – 9 (DOH) reported a very low turnout for the third phase of the National Vaccination Day against COVID-19 in the Zamboanga Peninsula region.

Angeline Jaldon, DOH-9 information officer, said based on the report of the Regional Epidemiology Surveillance Unit (RESU), only 16,976 or 10% of their target 169,764 eligible individuals showed up.

Jaldon said the low turnout was attributed to complacency and lack of interest to get inoculated.

The DOH regional office is looking into what strategies local government units used to convince constitutents to get vaccinated.

The low turnout may also have kept Zamboanga Peninsula among the areas in Mindanao at high risk from COVID-19. —The STAR/Roel Pareño

February 11, 2022 - 5:05pm

The Department of Health – 9 (DOH) reported a very low turnout for the third phase of the National Vaccination Day against COVID-19 in the Zamboanga Peninsula region.

Angeline Jaldon, DOH-9 information officer, said based on the report of the Regional Epidemiology Surveillance Unit (RESU), only 16,976 or 10% of their target 169,764 eligible individuals showed up.

Jaldon said the low turnout was attributed to complacency and lack of interest to get inoculated.

The DOH regional office is looking into what strategies local government units used to convince constitutents to get vaccinated.

The low turnout may also have kept Zamboanga Peninsula among the areas in Mindanao at high risk from COVID-19. —The STAR/Roel Pareño

January 31, 2022 - 2:46pm

The Philippines will roll out its vaccination program for children aged 5 to 11 years old on February 4.

The pandemic task force says Pfizer vaccines exclusive for kids will arrive this week.
 

January 14, 2022 - 10:14am

The percentage of the population with full vaccination has reached almost 50% at 53 million, says National Task Force adviser Dr. Ted Herbosa.

In an interview with dzBB, Herbosa suggests that five million more have yet to receive their second vaccine dose.

"Around 58 million have received at least the first dose of the vaccine against COVID-19 and 4.7 million have been jabbed with a booster," he says in Filipino.

View the COVID-19 and Vaccination Dashboard for the latest figures on the pandemic in the Philippines.

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