Before Metro Manila lockdown, full vaccination targeted for 10 million Filipinos

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NTF deputy chief implementer Vince Dizon said on Tuesday, August 3, 2021, that authorities administered the most jabs given in a day since the immunization drive started in March, a total of 680,000 COVID-19 shots. This raised the total number of vaccine doses administered to 21,891,012. Around 12 million have received one shot, including some 9.8 million fully vaccinated individuals he said in a televised public briefing.

The National Task Force (NTF) Against COVID-19 also said on Wednesday, August 4, 2021. At least 10 million individuals will be fully vaccinated against the novel coronavirus nationwide before Metro Manila returns to enhanced community quarantine this week, “We are confident that tomorrow, over 10 million will have completed their vaccination in the Philippines,” Dizon added.

This goal comes a day before Metro Manila, home to 13 million people, shifts to the toughest of 4 lockdown levels, the enhanced community quarantine, from Aug. 6 to 20. The government aims to immunize 58 to 70 million people this year to safely reopen the economy.