A TOP Palace official announced that more than 8 million vaccines were administered during the three-day National COVID-19 Vaccination Days dubbed “Bayanihan, Bakunahan” held from November 29 to December 1, 2021.
Acting Presidential Spokesperson and Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said in a press briefing today that the number represents 89.06 percent of the government’s committed target.
Nograles said two important vaccination milestones were achieved during the activity. “First, we are the fourth highest single-day jabs administered in the world. Hindi lang po 2.7 million, yan po ay 2.8 million sa isang araw. Second, we are number one in terms of 7-day moving average jabs per 100 people per day across countries with a population of 100 million or greater,” he said.
He said that of the 8.01 million vaccines administered, 2.7 million individuals were vaccinated on day one, 2.4 million on day two, and 2.8 million on day three, according to the National Vaccination Operations Center (NVOC).
Nograles said that for the National Vaccination Days, every vaccination center is open for around 12 hours, in average. “If that is the case, 8.01 million people vaccinated over the course of 36 hours is approximately 222,500 Filipinos vaccinated per hour, or 3,708 people vaccinated per minute, or something like 62 Filipinos vaccinated per second. Sixty-two Filipinos per second. Yan po ang nagawa nitong National Vaccination Days,” Nograles remarked.
Further, he emphasized that prior to the National Vaccination Days, the Philippines’ daily jab rate averages 900,000 per day, which means that the output per day from the Bayanihan Bakunahan is triple that of the country’s daily jabs average.
He likewise lauded the activity’s accomplishments and commended all entities and individuals involved in the three-day vaccination campaign.
According to the December 2, 2021 National COVID-19 Vaccination Dashboard, more than 90.2 million doses have been administered nationwide, of which 48.42 percent or 37.3 million individuals are fully vaccinated.
The Acting Presidential Spokesperson and concurrent Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) spokesperson also announced that the expanded rollout of the administration of booster or additional doses for all fully vaccinated individuals ages 18 and above, including the Phase II rollout for the booster/additional doses for Priority Group A3 or for those with comorbidities, began today, December 3, 2021.