MANILA, Philippines — A total of 2,153,942 people have completed their COVID-19 vaccine doses, the Department of Health (DOH) reported on Monday.
Based on the vaccine statistics released by the government, a total of 8,407,342 doses have already been administered in the country as of June 20. Of this figure, 6,253,400 have received their first dose.
The agency said that in the A1 or first priority group, a total of 1,569,561 have received their first shot while 1,067,630 have completed 2 doses.
In the A2 or the second priority group, a total of 2,001,758 were given the first dose. On the other hand, 553,527 received their second dose.
In the A3 sector, 2,088,000 received their first jab while 524,699 were fully vaccinated.
In the A4 group, 526,896 got their first jab and 8,086 received their second dose.
Around 67,185 persons under the A5 group were given the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The DOH also said that the total COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the 16th week of the national vaccination reached a record high of 1,461,666 doses.
It also noted that the average daily administered doses in the last seven days were 208,809.
“The government is urging eligible populations belonging to priority groups A1 to A5 to register with their local government units, get vaccinated, and complete the required number of doses as scheduled,” the DOH said.
“Regardless of vaccination status, everyone is urged to continue practicing the minimum public health standards as you may still get infected with COVID-19 and infect other people,” it added.
The national government is eyeing to vaccinate up to 70 million people this year to attain population protection against COVID-19.