The National Capital Region (NCR) may achieve vaccinating 90% of its target recipients by December 26, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chairperson Benhur Abalos said Monday.
At the Laging Handa public briefing, Abalos said the NCR has over 7.1 million fully vaccinated people which is about 72.65% of the target recipients.
Over 8.6 million people are waiting for their second dose.
“By October 26, ‘yang 8.6 million na magpapabakuna ay magiging 8 million na ang two doses natin sa Metro Manila which is about 82%,” he said.
(By October 26, these 8.6 million who will be vaccinated will be included in the 8 million fully vaccinated people in Metro Manila , which is about 82%)
“Once we reach December 26, it will be 90 percent,” Abalos said in a televised briefing,” he added.
The target recipients of COVID-19 vaccine in NCR are 9.8 million.
Abalos earlier said the target population does not include minors as the government has yet to decide when to include them in the immunization program. — RSJ, GMA News