DOH: PH administers around 13M Covid-19 vaccine doses

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MANILA – The Department of Health (DOH) said on Monday that a total of 13,196,282 doses of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccine have been administered in the Philippines.

According to Health Undersecretary Myrna Cabotaje in an online briefing, 3,526,342 people have been fully vaccinated, with 9,669,940 having received their first dose as of July 11.

“Out of the 13.1 million na nabakuna, 9.6 million na po ang first dose at 3.5 million ang second dose,” Cabotaje said.

More than 1.78 million health workers, 2.65 million senior citizens, 3.23 million persons with comorbidities, 1.6 million essential workers, and 307,450 indigents are among the partially vaccinated, according to DOH data.

More than 1.2 million completely vaccinated individuals are health workers, 915,593 are senior citizens, 1.14 million are people with comorbidities, 191,851 are essential workers, and 69,694 are indigents.

According to the DOH, the average daily dose delivered in the last seven days reached 212,607 in at least 1,213 vaccination sites around the country.

The DOH asked the public to maintain minimum public health standards because virus transmission is still possible regardless of vaccination status.

“To win our race against Covid-19 variants, we encourage senior citizens to get vaccinated and take their second dose as scheduled. 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,” the DOH stated in a Facebook post on Monday.

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