Philippine COVID-19 Vaccination Reaches 10-Million Mark

Update on the Philippine COVID-19 Vaccination amid the Pandemic

PHILIPPINE COVID-19 VACCINATION – The health officials held a ceremonial vaccination as PH reached the 10-million mark.

Most countries across the globe now are on the process of procuring COVID-19 vaccines and rolling it out in the pursuit of a herd immunity against the virus. The Philippines targets the vaccination of 70 million people.

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected almost everything in PH most especially the travel. There are restrictions implemented in the pursuit to arrest the spread of coronavirus. The mode of the delivery of education also changed amid the pandemic.

Instead of face-to-face classes, schools shifted to blended learning and deliver lessons to the students through modules and online classes. The national government does not want to risk in face-to-face classes amid the threats of the coronavirus disease.

Philippine COVID-19 Vaccination
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With regards to the Philippine COVID-19 vaccination process, many of the healthcare workers are already fully-vaccinated against the virus. The doctors, nurses, and other health professionals are the top priority in the rolling out of the vaccines as they are the frontliners.

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The national government has also started vaccinating the senior citizens and those people who have co-morbidities. The next in line are the essential workers and the poor Filipinos. The target for population protection is vaccinating 70 million people.

Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, the Philippine COVID-19 vaccination has already reached 10 million. A ceremonial vaccination was held to mark the milestone of the vaccination program.

Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. is hopeful that the country will achieve its population protection target this 2021. According to him, PH can now vaccinate five (5) million people in a month with an average of 250,000 vaccination daily.

Out of the said numbers, around 2.5 million people have been fully-vaccinated. Galvez stressed that population protection is still achievable this 2021 as the vaccine suppliers have committed for accelerated deliveries.

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