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With the most recent Moderna shipment, PH has secured 210 million vaccine injections.

The Philippines received yet another shipment of Moderna vaccines procured by the private sector on Wednesday night, bringing the total number of secured vaccine doses to over 210 million since the epidemic began.

Lt. Col. Francel Margareth Taborlupa, a consultant for the National Task Force Against Covid-19, and other government officials welcomed the delivery of 1,230,800 doses of Moderna vaccine, which she claimed will help the country reach its goal of vaccinating 54 million people.

According to the official, the latest cargo will be utilized for first and second doses, as well as booster shots.

According to the Department of Health, nearly 60 million vaccine doses were supplied to the Philippines in December 2021 alone, with more donations and procured doses likely before the year is out.

“It will help the Philippine government’s vaccination campaign. It will significantly contribute to our goal of vaccinating 54 million people in order to achieve population protection “During the arrival ceremony at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1, Taborlupa remarked.

The government also wants to vaccinate at least 77 million people before the 2022 election, according to the official, and start the immunization campaign for children aged five to eleven by mid-January.

With enough vaccines on hand, Taborlupa underlined the government’s call for all unvaccinated people to get vaccinated as soon as possible, especially now that the Omicron variety has arrived.

“As the year draws to a close, we’d want to thank everyone who has supported us in our vaccination efforts, and we wish everyone a Happy New Year, but siyempre po wag isantabi ang Omicron virus (please don’t ignore the threat of the Omicron variety),” she said.

The official described the increase in the positive rate in just a few days as “alarming.”

“Ibig sabihin mayroong impact ‘yong paglabas natin,” she said, “which is why we advise everyone to continue to be highly protected and be vaccinated.”

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