The Philippines has now administered a total of 42,659,375 doses of COVID-19 vaccine throughout the country as of September 22, 2021 update on the National COVID-19 Vaccination Dashboard.
This signifies a huge leap since the first week of March 1, 2021 when the vaccination roll out in the country started with only 32,190 jabs recorded.
On September 22, 2021 alone, the average daily jabs now rose 527,604. Of this, 174,730 received their first dose while 352,874 received their second dose. Furthermore, the country has an average of 375,570 daily doses administered in the last 7 days.
During the Press Briefing of Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, Metro Manila is close to reaching herd immunity as 69.16% of its residents are now fully inoculated.
Vaccine Czar and NTF COVID-19 Chief Implementer Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. Said yesterday that 61.9% of the vaccine jabs were government procured while 24.74% were donated through the COVAX facility, 7.74% were procured by the private sector and the local government.
He also stated that the national government is aiming to fully vaccinating 77 million Filipinos by the end of the year.
Currently, 23,282,543 or 30.18% has received their first dose while 19,376,832 or 25.12% are now fully inoculated.
Meanwhile, 1,028,430 doses of government procured Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines arrived in the Philippines on September 22, 2021. And the national government is expecting 728,910 doses to arrive today, September 23, 2021, and a few more shipments of purchased COVID-19 vaccines until end of the month.