Around 1.3 million individuals have been vaccinated against Covid-19 during the third wave of the government’s mass vaccination drive or “Bayanihan, Bakunahan”, the Department of Helath (DOH) announced.

However, the DOH admitted that it is still short from the government’s target. 

“For the past two days, we were able to vaccinate 1.3 million individuals,” Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said during the Laging Handa briefing.

“Ito ay mababa sa target na limang milyon,” she said.

The third “Bayanihan, Bakunahan” mass vaccination drive was rescheduled to February 18 from its original schedule from February 10 to 11.

“In-extend natin hanggang February 18 para mas maraming mabakunahan,” Vergeire said.

Currently, there are 60.6 million Filipinos who have already received one dose, while 59.9 million were already fully-vaccinate, and 8 million have received booster shots. Ronald Espartinez