Malacañang on Thursday said the Philippines has administered a total of 40,030,388 doses of Covid-19 vaccines since the start of the inoculation program last March.
“We reached a historical milestone in our national vaccination campaign, as the total vaccines administered was more than 40 million,” presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said in his press briefing.
Roque said overall, a total of 17,675,959 are now fully vaccinated against Covid-19. This is equivalent to 22.91 percent of the target population.
There are now a total of 22,354,429 partially vaccinated individuals in the country who are waiting for their second dose, according to the Palace mouthpiece.
He also added that the figure represents 28.98 percent of the target population, based on the latest vaccine statistics report from the national vaccination dashboard.
In the National Capital Region (NCR) — the virus epicenter in the country — a total of 6,184,386 are now fully protected against respiratory disease.
Roque said this is equivalent to 63.26 percent of the target population, while the partially vaccinated are now at 8,488,397 or 86.73 percent of the target population.
More vaccines to arrive
A total of 753,480 doses of government-procured Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines have arrived in the country.
Roque added that 661,200 doses of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines are expected to arrive on Friday, 17 September.
Earlier, vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. assured the public that more than 30 million doses of vaccines will be delivered this month.
So far, the country has received a total of 57,547,610 vaccines, of which 49,922,450 are already deployed throughout the country.
Galvez also said that the Philippines will also receive up to 10 million doses of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine from the donation of the United States to the World Health Organization.
“We are still expecting that more or less 130.6 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines will arrive within this year,” he added.