38.1 million Filipinos fully vaccinated vs. COVID-19

38.1 million Filipinos fully vaccinated vs. COVID-19
© Danny Pata Over 500K vaccinated on first day of national vax drive

The total number of fully-vaccinated individuals against COVID-19 has slightly increased to 38.1 million from the 37 million previously reported, data from the Department of Health (DOH) showed Tuesday.

During the second part of the Talk to the People, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said more than 38.1 million individuals, or 49.48% have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of December 5.

This is slightly higher than the 37.3 million fully-vaccinated individuals as of December 2 as previously reported by acting presidential spokesperson Karlo Nograles.

Meanwhile, the total number of individuals who have received at least one dose increased to 56.7 million from 52.4 million.

“‘Yun pong ating 56.7 million sa first doses administered, nalampasan po natin ang ating target. Target po natin by the end of November is actually 54 million doses,” Duque said.

(The 56.7 million we administered for the first doses exceeded our target. Our target for this November was actually 54 million doses.)

The government is seeking to fully vaccinate 54 million individuals by the end of the year.

“Naniniwala po kami ni Secretary Galvez, Secretary Vince Dizon, ang atin pong chair ng National Vaccine Operations Center, na kaya po natin maabot ang ating 54 million completed jab rate by the end of the year,” he said.

(We believe that we can achieve this by the end of the year.)

As of December 5, the Philippines has administered more than 91 million doses.—AOL, GMA News

This article 38.1 million Filipinos fully vaccinated vs. COVID-19 was originally published in GMA News Online.

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