November 17, 2021

Moderna doses of 1.3M for booster injections and minors

The government-supplied Moderna vaccine, which arrived Tuesday morning, will help children and healthcare workers who are eligible for booster vaccinations.

Carlito Galvez Jr., the chief secretary of the National Task Force Against Covid-19, led the officials who welcomed the 1,353,800 doses of US-made vaccines.

The delivery of booster shots was the subject of a Monday night advisory.

“It will begin on Wednesday, November 17th. We anticipate that our elderly and those with comorbidities will be able to begin simulations as soon as next week,” Galvez added.

Vaccination for kids aged 12 to 17 is still going on around the country.

As of Tuesday, a total of 124,914,000 Covid-19 vaccinations have been procured and donated to the country.

31,868,120 people have received full doses out of a total of 70,677,7771 doses.

From November 2 to 16, the 14-day daily average was 811,501 doses.

“Sa ngayon, we are delighted to say that we have already breached the) 70 million administered vaccines, another milestone, and we are planning to ramp up our immunization in the next days,” Galvez said.

Galvez said roughly 16 million doses are scheduled to be delivered in November and will be allotted for the remainder of the year.

The vaccines that will be delivered in December will be utilized for the first quarter of next year’s immunization as well as booster injections.

Edward Vincent O’Bryan, US Embassy Manila political counselor; Zuellig Pharma Market managing director Jannette Jakosalem; and Department of Health Director Ariel Valencia accompanied Galvez at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1.

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