The Department of Health (DOH) announced that more than 15 million people had been given the COVID-19 vaccine in the Philippines. In Manila and Quezon City, more than one million people have been vaccinated, while the number of vaccinees in Las Piñas has increased since the grand prize house and lot raffle was held.
In the DOH’s COVID-19 vaccination bulletin, it was said that as of July 18, up to 15,096,261 doses had been injected into people conducted at 1,297 vaccination sites.
An average of 271,426 doses was given per day in the past week, less than the target of 500,000 jabs a day.
Of the more than 15 million doses given, more than 10 million have received the first dose, and 4.7 million have been double-dosed or fully vaccinated.
“To win our race against COVID-19 variants, we encourage senior citizens to get vaccinated and take their second dose as scheduled,” said DOH.
“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,” it added.
The government targets to vaccinate between 50 million and 70 million Filipinos this year to alleviate the COVID-19 infection.
Manila and QC vaccinate over 1M residents, workers
Quezon City said 1,165,175 doses of the vaccine have already been injected. Of that number, 691,162 were given their first dose, and 474,013 were fully vaccinated.
The city targets to vaccinate 1.7 million residents.
In Manila, it was announced that as of Monday, they had injected more than a million vaccines since March.
Of that number, 657,748 received the first dose, while 342,273 were fully vaccinated.
Manila Mayor Isko Moreno continues to encourage people to get vaccinated to fight the pandemic.
In Las Piñas City, it is said that the number of vaccinations has increased by more than 200% since the implementation of the “May Bahay sa Bakuna” program last month.
According to Las Piñas Rep. Camille Villar, up to 313,045 residents have been vaccinated, of which 100,535 of them have been fully vaccinated.
On June 14, before the launch of the “May Bahay sa Bakuna” program, only 32,971 people received two doses of the vaccine.