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PH gov’t eyes to inoculate 90M Filipinos by end of June 2022

CALOOCAN CITY, (PIA) – The national government is eyeing to fully vaccinate at least 90 million Filipinos by the end of the second quarter this 2022.

“Ang atin pong main objective ay mabakunahan ang 90 million na Pilipino. Sa bilang po na ito ay mayroon po tayong babakunahan pa na primary series o 'yung unang bakuna sa 28-30 million na katao,” NTF chief implementer and vaccine czar Secretary Carlito G. Galvez said during President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s Talk to the People on Monday, Jan. 10.

The National Task Force (NTF) Against COVID-19 underscored that they are committed to achieve the country’s vaccination target this year despite the surge of COVID-19 cases and the upcoming national election.

“Iyong biglang pagtaas ng mga kaso at infection ay malaking balakid sa ating isinasagawang vaccination dahil ang focus po ng ating mga healthcare workers ngayon at saka ang ating mga LGU at medical personnel ay manduhan ang mga ospital, at marami din po sa kanila ay nasa quarantine,”

Galvez added that the upcoming election might divide the attention of our local government units (LGUs) which will have big impact on the current vaccination output.

Out of the 90-million individuals who are expected to be vaccinated by the end of June, the NTF cited that 77 million are expected to get the jab by the end of the first quarter.

The vaccine czar assured that the government has enough supply to hit the 90-million target. (JMB/PIA-IDPD)

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