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Philippines jabs over 1.2 million doses of vaccines vs. COVID-19


Over 1.2 million doses of vaccines against COVID-19 have been administered as of April 13, government data showed.

In their latest vaccine statistics bulletin, the Department of Health and National Task Force Against COVID-19 said 1,255,716 doses have been administered out of the 3,025,600 doses delivered to the country.

A total of 1,093,651 people have gotten their first shot and 162,065 individuals have received both doses since the start of the rollout on March 1.

Over 2.8 million doses or 93% of the current supply has been distributed to 2,988 vaccination sites across the country.

The seven-day average of daily vaccinated individuals also stood at 47,545, the highest recorded so far.

Earlier in the day, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said Nayong Pilipino would be used as a mega vaccination site as part of a bid to boost the rollout. 

The Food and Drug Administration also said it would create updated guidelines on the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine within the week.

This was after the Philippines temporarily suspended the use of the AstraZeneca jab on people younger than 60 as a precautionary measure amid blood clot concerns. 

The Philippines has 892,880 infections with 704,386 recoveries and 15,447 deaths as of Wednesday afternoon. --NB, GMA News