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Galvez: Philippines eyeing to administer at least 1M jabs per day starting Nov. 20

The national government is aiming to administer one million to 1.5 million of COVID-19 vaccine doses on a daily basis beginning November 20, according to Philippine vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr.

This was disclosed by Galvez during the pre-recorded public address of President Rodrigo Duterte which aired Wednesday morning.

Galvez said the government is eyeing to administer at least 15 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines before the end of November.

To achieve the target, Galvez said additional vaccination sites, utilizing malls, universities, schools, gyms, camps and function halls of different government agencies, would be activated.

According to Galvez, the government is also aiming to fully vaccinate at least 90% of teachers, students and school personnel while for senior citizens, at least 70% should already be fully vaccinated.

Hospital healthcare workers should also have booster shots by the end of the month, Galvez said.

Some regions, including Regions IV-A and III, should have at least 50% vaccination rate by the end of November. — RSJ, GMA News