Another National Vaccination Day Set in PH amid COVID-19 Fight
NATIONAL VACCINATION DAY – The authorities are expecting that more Filipinos will get vaccinated on the second vaccination drive.
The fight against the COVID-19 pandemic that rocked the healthcare system of several countries across the globe is yet over. The virus continues to infect people and a lot of countries have yet to achieve herd immunity. Meanwhile, there are reports of progress in the situation in several nations.
It is more than a year now since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). Several brands of vaccines against the virus were developed. These include Sinovac, Astra Zeneca, Sinopharm, Sputnik V, Sputnik Lite, Pfizer, and Moderna.
Some of the vaccines that arrived in the Philippines were donated by other countries while others were bought by the national government. Amid the continuous arrival of the vaccines, there are still a lot of Filipinos who are hesitant to get the jab thus the government continues to encourage the people to get vaccinated.
Previously, a National Vaccination Day was held. It was initially set from November 29 to December 1 but it was extended in some areas until December 3. The said vaccination drive recorded 10.2 million vaccinations.
The PH government is set for another National Vaccination Day. It will be held from December 15 to December 17. Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, more Filipinos are expected to get vaccinated in this upcoming vaccination drive.
According to the health authorities, they will focus more on the regions with lower vaccination rates such as Calabarzon, Central Luzon, Central Visayas, Western Visayas, and Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.
Based on the report, 2 million Sinovac vaccines are expected to arrive from China this week which is in line for the upcoming vaccination drive. The said brand is the major source of vaccination in the country.
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