The Philippines has fully vaccinated over 4.7 million individuals against COVID-19 as of July 18, the Department of Health (DOH) said Monday.
In its latest COVID-19 vaccination bulletin, the DOH said 15,096,261 doses have been administered across 1,297 active vaccination sites.
The country administered an average of 271,426 doses daily over the past week, lower than the government’s target of 500,000 jabs per day.
A total of 10,388,188 individuals have gotten at least one dose — 1,884,059 of whom were health workers, 2,760,074 were senior citizens, 3,440,132 were persons with comorbidities, 1,943,672 were essential workers, and 360,251 were indigents.
Meanwhile, 4,708,073 people have been fully inoculated — 1,312,167 of whom were health workers, 1,197,270 were senior citizens, 1,578,807 were persons with comorbidities, 449,252 were essential workers, and 170,577 were indigents.
“To win our race against COVID-19 variants, we encourage senior citizens to get vaccinated and take their second dose as scheduled,” the DOH said.
“Regardless of vaccination status, everyone is urged to continue practicing the minimum public health standards as you may still get infected with COVID-19 and infect other people,” it added.
The Philippines aims to inoculate 50 million to 70 million people this year.
The country has logged over 1.5 million COVID-19 cases with 1.4 million recoveries and 26,786 deaths as of Monday afternoon. — RSJ, GMA News