MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines has so far administered more than 17 million COVID-19 doses since the government rolled out its vaccination campaign in March, the Department of Health (DOH) said Monday.
Vaccine statistics released by the DOH revealed that as of July 25, a total of 17,202,421 doses have already been administered.
A total of 11,113,107 individuals have received their first doses while 6,089,314 have already completed their shots.
In the first priority sector (healthcare workers), a total of 1,945,838 were given the first dose while 1,396,737 received their second doses.
In the A2 sector, 1,600,558 senior citizens have completed their doses while 2.836,224 got their first shot.
In the A3 group, a total of 2,050,279 persons with co-morbidities have received their second dose while 3,617,104 got their first jab.
Meanwhile, a total of 2,288,859 essential workers (A4) already took their first dose while those who completed their doses have reached 812,141,
The number of Indigents (A5) who received their first dose reached 425,082 while 229,599 received their second jab.
The DOH said that the average daily administered doses in the last seven days have reached 300,880.
The average number of active reporting vaccination sites in the past week was at 1,355.
The Philippine government has been eyeing to vaccinate up to 70 million people this year to achieve population protection against COVID-19.
The DOH reminded the public to continue following the minimum health public standards to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease and get themselves vaccinated as scheduled.
“Let’s remember to properly wear our masks and face shields, observe physical distancing, wash our hands, and ensure there is ventilation when we are indoors,” it said.
“Also, let’s get vaccinated when it’s our turn and get the second dose as scheduled. Together, we can beat COVID-19!” it added.