10 Million Filipinos Now Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19

A milestone.
Photo/s: Jerome Ascaño

Ten million Filipinos are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, Malacañang said Thursday as the Philippine capital gears up to return to lockdown due to the highly contagious Delta variant of coronavirus.

Nearly a tenth of the country's 109 million people have completed their COVID-19 vaccine doses almost five months since the country started its inoculation program-- a "very important milestone," according to Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque.

"Ngayon po, mayroon nang 10 milyong Pilipino na mayroon nang full protection laban sa kalaban natin na COVID-19,” Roque said during a briefing in Mandaluyong City.

The Philippines is eyeing to vaccinate at least 50 million of its people this year to achieve the government's target of "population protection" from COVID-19.

The government has announced that COVID-19 vaccinations will continue even as stricter community quarantine protocols take effect in August.


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