PH administers more than 21 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine

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MANILA – The Department of Health (DOH) reported on Tuesday that a total of 21,210,129 doses of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccine have been delivered across the country, with a daily average of 523,018 doses last week.

As of August 2, Health Undersecretary Myrna Cabotaje stated in an online briefing that 9,369,625 individuals have been fully vaccinated while 11,840,504 have received their first dosage.

“We have a daily average jab of 523,018 for July 26 to August 1 and we recall on July 27, the highest recorded number of jabs per day is 659,029,” Cabotaje said.

According to the DOH data, among the partially vaccinated individuals, more than 1.59 million are healthcare workers (HCWs), 2.89 million are senior citizens, 3.79 million are persons with comorbidities, 2.67 million are essential workers, 398,966 are outbound overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and family members of HCWs and 482,239 are indigents.

Among the completely vaccinated individuals, over 1.38 million are HCWs, 2.69 million are senior citizens, 3.42 million are persons with comorbidities, 1.35 million are essential workers, 198,471 are outbound OFWs and family members of HCWs and 309,024 are indigents.

The DOH stated that the weekly accomplishment totaled 3,694,753 in at least 4,468 vaccination sites across the country.

Out of a total of 34,275,740 vaccines, around of 28,381,930 jabs have been deployed. Moreover, approximately 13,412,196 vaccine doses are yet to be administered.

To attain population protection, the country aims to vaccinate 70,851,828 people this year.

Since Covid-19 vaccines are typically provided in two doses per person, the number of vaccines administered does not imply that the same number of people have been vaccinated.

Sinovac, AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna, Sputnik, and the single-shot Janssen vaccines are used in the Philippines.

House committees to hold hearings during break

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Spread the loveMANILA – The House of Representatives has authorized for its committees to conduct hearings during the five-week congressional break, extending until late April.