NTF Speaks on Vaccination Status in PH
NTF – The National Task Force Against COVID-19 in the Philippines revealed the total number of fully vaccinated individuals in the Philippines now.
Countries across the globe now are in the process of vaccinating the people against the COVID-19, a virus that brought a pandemic that cost millions of lives in different nations. Lockdowns were previously implemented by several countries in the pursuit to contain the spread of the virus.
However, the loss of lives and the great pull on the economy of several nations were not prevented as the virus spread fast. It also mutated bringing new variants that required a more intensified fight against the pandemic.
Vaccines were developed to fight the spread of COVID-19. There are now several brands including Sinovac, Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Janssen, Sputnik V, and Sputnik Lite. Nations are in pursuit to achieve herd immunity from the virus.
In the Philippines, based on a report on ABS-CBN News, the National Task Force (NTF) Against COVID-19 said that the target is 77.1 million fully vaccinated people. The national government previously conducted two (2) mass vaccination drives that jabbed over ten (10) million people.
Recently, the NTF gave an update on the total number of fully vaccinated individuals in the Philippines now. According to the government body, a total of 54,423,286 people are fully vaccinated in the country now. Based on the report, the figure is the government’s low-end target by the end of 2021.
It was last March 1 when the Philippines began with its COVID-19 vaccination drive. According to vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr., the impacts of Typhoon Odette that ravaged several parts of the country and canceled the vaccination drives and the increase in the cases of coronavirus earlier in January are among the factors contributing to the government’s failure to reach the low-end target earlier.
Currently, the government continues to call the public to get vaccinated most especially amid the threat of the Omicron variant of COVID-19.
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