More than two million Filipinos have been successfully inoculated against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), according to the Department of Health (DOH). 

According to the DOH, a total of 8,407,342 doses have been administered as of June 20: 6,253,400 shots were for the first dose while 2,153,942 were for the second dose.

The health department also announced that the total number of doses inoculated in the 16th week of the national government’s vaccination drive reached a record high of 1,461,666.

Moreover, a total of 208,809 average daily administered doses were recorded over the past week.

“The government is urging eligible populations belonging to priority groups A1 to A5 to register with their local government units, get vaccinated, and complete the required number of doses as scheduled,” the DOH said.

“Regardless of vaccination status, everyone is urged to continue practicing the minimum public health standards as you may still get infected with Covid-19 and infect other people.”

Vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. said it is possible for the Philippines to keep the momentum because the country is expecting for more supply of vaccines in the coming weeks and months. 

Currently, there are 3,991 vaccination sites in the country. Ronald Espartinez