November 12, 2021

At least one dosage of Covid vax is given to 102% of NCR’s target population.

Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., the nation’s vaccine czar, announced on Thursday that 102.86 % of the target population in the National Capital Region (NCR) has gotten at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.

Galvez, who is also the head of the National Task Force (NTF) against Covid-19, claims that more than 8.8 million people, or 90.75% of the target population in Metro Manila, have been properly vaccinated against the disease.

He expressed optimism that by the end of the year, the 17 local government units (LGUs) in the NCR will have fully vaccinated their respective target populations, including youngsters aged 12 to 17.

According to Galvez, Metro Manila is one of the priority zones for vaccine delivery, with more than 20 million doses sent to local governments as of Nov. 8.

“These deliveries are precisely proportional to the region’s existing vaccination output, which has already inoculated at least one dosage to 102.86 percent of its target population,” he added.

He praised the mayors of Metro Manila for “achieving yet another milestone” in the country’s vaccination campaign.

“This demonstrates that we are on track to meet our immunization goals.” Nothing is truly impossible when we all work together. “A better Christmas is on the way,” he said.

Galvez further mentioned that the immunization program’s rising throughput has contributed to a steady drop in Covid-19 infections across the country.

Despite the six weeks of stringent lockdowns, he noted, the immunization campaign helped the country’s GDP grow by 7.1 % in the third quarter.

“Our next goal is to begin and maintain the opening up of our courses in order to safeguard the future and development of our youngsters.” “By the end of the year, we need to vaccinate our pupils and teachers,” he stated.

The government is sticking to its aim of vaccinating at least 54 million Filipinos by the end of December.

As of Thursday, the country had given out a total of 66,816,976 doses of coronavirus vaccine, with 30,478,899 Filipinos having received their entire vaccination.

According to the most recent data from the National Covid-19 vaccination dashboard, the country’s average daily immunization rate jumped to 780,290 doses in the last seven days, up from 647,580 doses the week before.

Galvez previously stated that the administration is now ramping up the vaccination program as larger vaccine delivery arrives on a regular basis.

Part of the government’s inoculation strategy, according to Galvez, is to ensure that regions and provinces continue to receive enough vaccinations to scale up their respective vaccination efforts.

“We’re still fine-tuning our vaccination distribution plan to make sure no one is left behind.” “We expect that all parts of the country will be able to ramp up their vaccination throughput so that we can meet our goal of 1.5 million vaccinations per day,” he said.

As of Wednesday, the Philippines had received a total of 118,112,370 Covid-19 dosages from various manufacturers.

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