The Philippines on Sunday received additional 469,200 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine as vaccination efforts continue during the imposition of stricter quarantine classifications around the country.
Of these doses, 319,200 were procured by Philippine government while 150,000 were purchased by the private sector, according to the National Task Force Against COVID-19.
The Moderna vaccine boasts a 95% efficacy rate, and is 93% effective even after four to six months from the second dose, its manufacturer said.
The country is working to fast track the vaccination of Filipinos against the more transmissible Delta variant, and to meet the goal of 50 million inoculated individuals by the end of 2021.
As of August 12, the Philippines has fully vaccinated over 12 million individuals, or around 17% of the eligible target population, the NTF said.