MANILA, Philippines – A total of 15,096,261 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the Philippines since the immunization campaign rolled out in March, government data released on Monday showed.
Vaccine statistics issued by the Department of Health (DOH) revealed that as of July 18, 4,708,073 individuals have been fully vaccinated while 10,388,188 have received their first doses.
In a separate briefing, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque reported that the number of individuals who completed their doses constitutes 6.73 percent of the country’s target vaccination rate.
The Philippine government is looking to vaccinate up to 70 million people this year to achieve population protection against coronavirus disease.
Roque reminded the public to get vaccinated against the viral disease.
“Kailangan natin ng dagdag proteksyon para sa ating sarili, sa ating pamilya, at komunidad. Maging bahagi ng solusyon,” he said during a Palace briefing.
The DOH likewise reminded individuals who belong to the vaccination priority sectors, particularly the senior citizens, to get vaccinated and take their second dose as scheduled.
“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.