According to an official with the National Task Force (NTF) against Covid-19, the number of…
PH has received 202 million doses of Covid-19 vaccination.
Following the delivery of two shipments on Monday, the Philippines surpassed the 200-million mark for Covid-19 vaccine doses.
Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., the vaccine czar, stated that deliveries have reached 202,660,355, including the 587,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine provided by Germany that arrived Monday afternoon and the 1,187,550 doses of government-procured Pfizer-BioNTech jabs scheduled for the later same night.
On Sunday, the government ordered 105,300 doses of Pfizer vaccinations, which were also transported to Davao.
“I am glad to inform the Filipino people that vaccine deliveries to the country have already breached the 200 million mark,” Galvez said in a statement on behalf of the National Task Force against Covid-19 and the Vaccine Cluster.
The national vaccine tracker also revealed that 105,412,678 doses were given out across the country, with 47,169,454 being second doses and 1,376,441 being booster shots.
Doses procured and donated are expected to total 217.34 million by the end of the year.
“There is more than enough vaccine to inoculate at least 100 million Filipinos nationally, including booster shots or additional doses for suitable persons,” Galvez added.
All individuals who helped the country get safe, effective, and sufficient Covid-19 vaccines were thanked profusely by the vaccine czar.
“To the esteemed members of our Vaccine Expert Panel for selecting the best vaccines to be included in our portfolio; to our multilateral partners, including the Asian Development Bank, World Bank, and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, for ensuring our efficient and transparent vaccine procurement; to the various vaccine manufacturers who ensured that small and developing countries like the Philippines received a fair share of their production; to the World Health Organization for ensuring our efficient and transparent vaccine procurement; to the World Health Organization for ensuring our efficient and transparent vaccine procurement;
Galvez personally evaluated the donated Moderna vaccinations, the sixth shipment of 11 million doses from Germany through the COVAX Facility.
The arrival was also witnessed by Alexander Schmidt, the German Embassy’s acting deputy head of mission.
He stated that Germany would donate 100 million pills to the Philippines and other countries before the end of the year.
“We all had a rough year in 2021. We have seen that the fight against the virus is a marathon, not a sprint, but a successful vaccination campaign is our greatest opportunity, and we must all work together to achieve this “In an interview, he stated.
Thomas Meyerer, the UN Children’s Fund deputy representative for operations, Alicia Pea of the European Union, Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary Jaime Ledda, and Health Undersecretary Ma. Carolina Vidal-Taio joined Galvez and Schmidt.
No to laziness.
Galvez also stated that the government has taken the necessary steps to lessen the impact of the Omicron coronavirus subtype and limit its spread locally.
“As we enhance our healthcare system, we will remain ruthless in containing the virus’s spread,” he said.
In the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia, the highly transmissible Omicron form is now spreading.
There have been four verified occurrences of the new variety in the Philippines.
“As we all celebrate a healthy and more successful New Year,” Galvez said, “We must all comply to minimum public health requirements and acquire Covid-19 jabs as soon as possible.”