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PH VACCINATION REACHES 94 MILLION MARK

(14 December 2021, Singapore). The Philippines is continuously rolling out its national vaccination programme which has now been expanded to include minors aged 12-17 years old.  As of 08 December 2021, a total of 94,236,990 vaccine doses have been administered, which includes first and second doses.

The 7-day average daily vaccination rate for the Philippines is at 738,100 doses. On 3 December 2021, it administered a total of 1,522,377 doses, placing the Philippines’ average daily rate third in global ranking.

The Philippines now ranks 19th out of 205 countries in terms of total doses administered. There are 54,033,022 administered first doses accounting for 49.0% of total population and a total of 39,560,598 Filipinos have been fully vaccinated (35.9% of total population). In addition, the Philippines has also administered 643,370 booster doses.

The Philippine Government is prioritizing the vaccination of frontline healthcare workers and their immediate family members, outbound OFWs, senior citizens, individuals with comorbidity, pregnant women, frontline personnel in essential sectors, and private, informal sector workers and government employees, the indigent population and paediatric population with comorbidities.

The vaccines currently being administered in the Philippines include Sinovac (CoronaVac), AstraZeneca, Gamaleya (Sputnik V), Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson (Janssen), and Sinopharm.

Data on vaccine administration is from the Department of Health while data on global ranking is from consolidated Foreign Service Posts’ reports and Bloomberg.