Palace: Over 18.7M already vaccinated after PHL records nearly 660k jabs in a day

More than 7.2 million already fully vaccinated, as PHL hits target of over 500k jabs/day since July 27

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque holds a press briefing on Thursday, July 29, 2021 (Screenshot of PCOO video) 

(Eagle News) – The Philippines has vaccinated at least 18.7 million individuals, with more than 7.2 million already fully vaccinated.

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque announced this on Thursday, July 29, as he expressed confidence that the country could achieve population immunity – where 50 percent of the population is vaccinated — or even herd immunity (70 percent of the population vaccinated) by year-end.

Roque also announced that the Philippines has recorded its highest record of vaccines administered in one day on July 27 when 659,029 got a COVID-19 jab. This was followed by 534,612 jabs administered on Wednesday, July 28.

Mabuting balita na naman po. Sa dalawang magkasunod na araw ay nalampasan na natin ang ating 500,000 a day vaccination target. Naka-659,029 jabs tayo noong Martes, July 27; at 534,612 kahapon, July 28,” he said.

He commended all the local government units which were able to administer COVID-19 vaccines efficiently and safely. He also congratulated the health frontliners who had served as vaccinators, as well as the members of the population who had already been vaccinated.

-Target of population immunity or even herd immunity achievable – Palace

Roque also noted the achievement of having vaccinated more than 18.7 million of the population since the government started its COVID-19 vaccine rollout in March.

From the 777,908 doses administered in March, the country has now vaccinated 18,709,017 individuals, based on the data from the National COVID-19 vaccination dashboard.

Of this number, 7,227,312 have already been fully vaccinated.

“Ito ang paulit-ulit nating sinasabi ‘no, basta tuluy-tuloy ang dating ng supply ng bakuna, makakamit natin ang population protection target na 50 to 70% na mga populasyon bago matapos ang taon,” he said in a press briefing in Malacanang on Thursday, July 29.

(Eagle News Service)