Friday, December 03, 2021

Over 75 million Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in PH

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OVER 75 million doses of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccine have already been administered in the Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte said on Tuesday, November 23, 2021.

During his Talk to the People Address, Duterte said of the 134.4 million vaccine doses that arrived in the country since February, 76.5 million have already been administered.

He said 41.9 million adults received the first dose, while 33.5 others were fully vaccinated.

Duterte said over three million adolescents have also received Covid-19 vaccine doses.

The National Government also started the vaccination of booster shots to healthcare workers, senior citizens and persons who were immunocompromised.

Duterte reminded those who are yet to get vaccinated of the three-day National Vaccination Days on November 29 to December 1 where they can simply walk-in and avail themselves of inoculation.

The National Government aims to vaccinate 15 million people during the three-day vaccination drive.

Duterte enjoined concerned government agencies, especially the local government units (LGU), to use all their available resources, especially manpower, to help in the vaccination efforts during these three-day vaccination.

He said LGU officials may give away free food to those getting vaccination and charge it to him.

“Iyon namang pupunta sa Jollibee para magpabakuna at saka sa McDonald’s, matapos parang gutumin, walang pera, tapos maamoy niya 'yang karne diyan, I suggest -- I am authorizing all governors and mayors, gumastos na lang kayo ng pera, papalitan ko lang ‘yan balang araw,” said Duterte.

“Pakainin na lang ninyo sila para may... Pakainin ka doon tapos gutom ka. Eh ‘di kaawa naman 'yang Pilipino. Really, you just give me the bill and I will try to pay it if I have the money. Tutal ano lang naman ‘yan eh,” he added.

He also tapped the Armed Forces of the Philippines and Philippine National Police to assist in the vaccination and mobilization resources, particularly in bringing people to the vaccination sites. (SunStar Philippines)


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