DOH: Over 1.5 million now fully vaccinated against COVID-19

The Philippines has fully vaccinated over 1.5 million individuals against COVID-19 as of June 6, three months since the launch of its vaccination rollout, the Department of Health said Monday.

In its latest bulletin, the DOH said a total of 5,965,651 doses have been administered nationwide. The country’s seven-day moving average of daily vaccinated individuals was at 112,621.

A total of 1,544,332 people have been fully vaccinated against the respiratory illness, 827,089 of whom are health workers, 369,387 are senior citizens, 343,297 are persons with comorbidities, and 4,559 are essential workers.

Meanwhile, a total of 4,421,319 individuals have received their first dose. Nearly 1.4 million of whom are medical frontliners, 1.5 million are senior citizens, 1.4 million are persons with comorbidities, and 12,259 are essential workers.

"The government is urging eligible populations belonging to priority groups A1 to A3 to register, get vaccinated and complete the required number of doses as scheduled," the DOH said.


"The vaccinated population are also 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 government started its COVID-19 vaccination program last March 1.

Vaccine brands delivered to the Philippines to date include Sinovac, AstraZeneca, Pfizer-BioNTech and Sputnik V.

The country has so far recorded 1,276,004 cases of COVID-19, including 21,969 fatalities. — Ma. Angelica Garcia/BM, GMA News