Over 1.9 million vaccines injected in Manila

More than 1.9 million vaccines have been injected in Manila, according to the local government.

A total of 1,907,267 vaccines have been vaccinated in the city of Manila, while 763,670 have been fully vaccinated, according to the latest data from the Manila Health Department.


Benigno Aquino Elementary School is one of the 3 special community sites that have been vaccinated apart from the 18 schools in the city that have been turned into vaccination sites.

One day before the vaccination, the barangay gives out the number and time of their vaccination to avoid congestion.

“Medyo conflict sa trabaho. Wala kaming mga day off. Wala po kaming time na magpila. Mas okay kasi walang walk-in, may number ka lang sa barangay okay na yung bakuna mo kinabukasan,” said Chin Abagon.


“Maganda itong diretso sa loob. Hindi kami mainitan sa labas kapipila,” said Jocelyn Graboso.

Aside from vaccination sites in schools, drive-thru vaccination will continue at the Quirino Grandstand, which is fully booked until August 29.

There will also be a home service vaccination this Tuesday for bedridden residents.


Meanwhile, an expert member of the University of the Philippines (UP)- Pandemic Response Team believes that the Philippines has not yet reached the herd immunity target by the end of this year.

Over 1.9 million vaccines injected in Manila

“Ngayon, kung titignan, nasa 11 percent to 12 percent po ang ating mga fully vaccinated… Kung titignan natin ‘yung buong Pilipinas, medyo malabo labo pa po ‘yung December kasi marami rami pa pong probinsya ang wala pa talaga,” said Dr. Jomar Rabajante, spokesperson of UP Pandemic Response Team.

Rabajante added that a big reason for this is the upcoming supply of vaccines in the country. Even if local governments are ready and with adequate facilities and personnel, they will also be useless if vaccines do not increase.

“May ilang local government units na ‘yung plano nila ay kaya hanggang sa December pero depende sa supply na darating. Kasi ready po sila, kaya ng capacity ng mga vaccination hub, pero ang supply ang kailangan hintayin,” he explained.

He said vaccination must be continued, especially in developed cities, to prevent  from overcrowding and to be unable to cope with the number of patients.

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