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Over 922,000 individuals vaccinated vs. COVID-19 —DOH

A total of 922,898 individuals have gotten themselves vaccinated against COVID-19 as of April 6, the Department of Health (DOH) said Wednesday.

Of this number, 64% or 872,213 got the first dose and 3.7% or 50,685 have already completed the two doses.

There are also 2,670 vaccination sites across the country administering the 1,936,600 doses that have been distributed so far, which is equivalent to 77% of the 2,525,600 shots that have been delivered to the country.

The seven-day average of daily vaccinated individuals also fell to 22,932 from a high of 32,940 on March 30.

Several local governments have had to pause their inoculation of senior citizens due to a shortage of AstraZeneca vaccines.

The DOH said the COVAX Facility, a global initiative for equitable vaccine distribution, committed to deliver a new batch of AstraZeneca doses but said it would be delayed due to supply issues. 

The Food and Drug Administration has also approved the use of China’s Sinovac vaccine on the elderly amid the AstraZeneca shortfall. 

Previously, Sinovac’s CoronaVac was only recommended for clinically healthy individuals aged 18 to 59. 

The Philippines has 158,701 active cases as of Wednesday afternoon. —KBK, GMA News