Screengrab from PTV’s YouTube channel shows task force spokesman Restituto Padilla Jr. being interviewed during the Laging Handa public briefing.

The National Task Force (NTF) Against Covid-19 is “very confident” of achieving its target of inoculating 50-60% of the population (about 50-60 million Filipinos) at the end of the year as vaccine doses continued to arrive.

NTF spokesman Restituto Padilla Jr. said on June 28 that the task force was expecting the daily average of vaccination to double as private-sector-procured vaccines arrive for their own roll-out plans.

“We are very confident that [with] this entry of stable supply of the portfolio of vaccines from various pharmaceutical companies, we will be able to get the [target] for as long as that stable supply [is] distributed equitably dito sa mga surge areas, to include the NCR Plus,” Padilla said in a Laging Handa public briefing.

NCR Plus covers Metro Manila and the neighboring provinces of Rizal, Bulacan, Laguna, and Cavite.

The country has received one million more doses of CoronaVac vaccines from China’s Sinovac Biotech, bringing the total to 6.5 million doses delivered this month. On June 27, 249,600 doses of Moderna vaccines arrived, the initial batch of the expected 20 million doses to be delivered this year.

As of June 27, the average daily administered doses in the last seven days was 236,867, according to the Department of Health.

A total of 10,065,414 doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered. Of this number, 7,538,128 Filipinos got their first dose, while 2,527,286 have completed the required two doses. Jelo Ritzhie Mantaring