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Duterte admin eyes 1M COVID-19 jabs per day

October 23, 2021 - Saturday 7:10 PM by GDM

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National Task Force Against COVID-19 Secretary Carlito Galvez, Jr. said that the government targets to raise the country’s daily vaccination rate to at least 1 million to 1.5 million jabs per day.

Galvez said that the country's vaccination rate is expected to increase as 23 hospitals in the NCR are now conducting simultaneous inoculations of minors within the 12 to 17 age group. 

“The National Task Force joined hands with the LGUs and the private sector to achieve that objective of jabbing at least 1 million to 1.5 million [jabs] a day,” NTF Chief implementer and vaccine czar Secretary Carlito G. Galvez, Jr., said.

Starting October 29, local government units throughout the country will begin their immunization program for minors aged 12 to 17 years old.

“In the next few days we are expecting to have an increase in our vaccination considering that we will have a roll out next week of children’s vaccination to all LGUs,” Galvez noted.

The vaccine czar also expressed confidence that more than 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines will be delivered to the Philippines by October since the country started receiving the coronavirus shots in February. 

As of October 22, a total of 94,678,340 COVID-19 vaccine doses have arrived  in the Philippines.

A total of 1,016,730 doses of the government-procured COVID-19 jabs from Pfizer arrived on Friday. Of the number, 813,150 doses were brought to the Pharmaserv cold storage facility in Marikina City.

Some 101,790 doses were already delivered to Cebu, while 101,790 doses arrived in Davao on Saturday morning.