Over 5M doses administered on first two days of mass vaccination-Dizon

02-Dec-2021 Intellasia | CNN | 5:02 AM Print This Post

Over 5 million COVID-19 shots were administered on the first two days of the national vaccination drive, the presidential adviser for COVID-19 response said Wednesday.

Vince Dizon told CNN Philippines’ The Source that 2.7 million Filipinos were inoculated on November 29, the first day of the three-day vaccination drive.

The National COVID-19 Vaccination Dashboard shows that 2,292,335 individuals were vaccinated on November 30, bringing the total to 5,000,353 for the first two days of the immunisation programme.

Region IV-A, or Calabarzon, still has the most number of reported inoculations, with 733,947 vaccinated individuals in the past two days. Region III, or Central Luzon, comes second with 540,543, followed by Region VII or Central Visayas with 407,53.

Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. previously told The Source that the vaccination drive was meant to prioritise other regions with low immunisation rates.

Dizon, on the other hand, said that the number of inoculations is still commendable despite failing to meet the 3 million daily target due to logistical challenges and minor issues with information dissemination.

“(We will) look at each and every region, what are the challenges in each. Because each region is different. For example, Region III and IV-A are the top two performing regions. (They) don’t have the same problems as Regions VI and VII, where you have island provinces and island municipalities,” he explained.

Dizon also reiterated that walk-ins are allowed in the immunisation drive, and those who have not pre-registered before lining up in their respective vaccination sites must not go home without their COVID-19 shots.

Over 36 million Filipinos have completed their COVID-19 shots as of November 30, while over 313,000 have received their boosters.

The government is finalising its guidelines for the administration of booster shots for Filipino adults within the month.



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