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12 vaccination sites in QC stop rollout, await new vaccine supply

Twelve inoculation sites in Quezon City have halted their vaccination rollout amid dwindling COVID-19 vaccine supplies.

According to Ian Cruz’s report on “24 Oras” on Monday, the sites are still awaiting for the next supply of vaccines.

QC Vax to Normal task force co-chairman Joseph Juico said 6,500 doses of Sinovac’s COVID-19 vaccine arrived over the weekend.

This brings the city’s total vaccine supply to almost 10,000 doses.

However, Juico said it is still not enough.

“That’s only good for two and a half days for Quezon City,” he said.

Over 1.4 million doses of vaccines against COVID-19 have been administered nationwide as of April 17, government data showed.

According to the Department of Health, 1,456,793 doses have been administered in 3,155 vaccination sites across the country. 

Of this number, 1,264,811 are Filipinos who have received their first dose—960,191 health workers, 128,018 senior citizens, and 176,305 are persons with comorbidities—and 191,982 are health workers who are now fully vaccinated after getting two doses.

The country has so far recorded 945,745 COVID-19 cases with 141,375 active cases, 788,322 recoveries, and 16,048 deaths. — Ma. Angelica Garcia/BM, GMA News