MANILA, Philippines – At least 8 million individuals out of the 9 million target vaccinees were vaccinated against novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) during the three-day mass vaccination drive, the National Vaccination Operations Center (NVOC) said Friday.
Health Undersecretary Myrna Cabotaje, who chairs the NVOC, said a total of 2,709,344 COVID-19 shots were administered on the first day of the campaign; 2,475,479 on day 2; and 2,829,928 on Wednesday.
Based on current data, the running total of administered doses was at 8,014,751 as of 6 a.m. Friday.
Cabotaje said the figure is expected to increase when reports from local government units come in.
The NVOC chair said the top performing regions in terms of the number of jabs administered were Calabarzon, Central Luzon, and Central Visayas.
“Together, they have accounted for about a third of the 8 million jabs that have been produced during the three days,” she said in a televised public briefing.
Provinces with the highest vaccination outputs during the three-day drive were Cebu, Negros Occidental, and Cavite.
Authorities initially aimed to inoculate at least 9 million individuals during the three-day vaccination drive from November 29 to December 1.
The vaccination program has been extended until Friday.
Another round of nationwide immunization against COVID-19 will be held from December 15 to 17.