CITING reports from the National Vaccination Operations Center, a top Palace official bragged about completing dosages making a million Filipinos protected from the deadly virus from Wuhan, China.
In a statement, testing czar Vince Dizon said that 986,929 individuals received both doses of the vaccine as of May 24. More than 3.3 million people, meanwhile, got their first shots.
Overall, the country had administered 4.3 million COVID-19 vaccine doses.
Vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., for his part, cited the need to maintain the momentum by building up the vaccine supply, ramping up the vaccination rate, and encouraging more people to get the jab.
“I am confident that as we start inoculating our economic frontliners and indigenous population by June, we will be able to double this figure and vaccinate more than four million people as long as there is a steady supply of vaccines,” Galvez said in a statement on Sunday.
The government is looking at vaccinating 58 million Filipinos from areas deemed as critical regions to achieve herd immunity. To be able to do that, Galvez said that the government is finding ways to administer 500,000 daily vaccinations before the year ends.