The Philippines has so far vaccinated 246,986 individuals against Covid-19, the Department of Health (DOH) said Wednesday.

As of April 27, 562,815 people have received their dose of the Sinovac or AstraZeneca vaccines as reported by the DOH in its latest vaccine statistics bulletin.

Across the country, a total of 1,809,801 doses have been administered at 3,415 vaccination sites.

Lower than the figures reported over the past two weeks, the seven-day average of daily vaccinated individuals stood at 35,320.

The DOH said 86% or 3,025,600 out of the 3,525,600 doses delivered to the country have been distributed to vaccination sites.

The top three priority groups in the inoculation program are health workers, senior citizens, and persons with comorbidities, 

In celebration of Labor Day, 5,000 essential workers that are part of the A4 sector will be vaccinated.

However, the arrival of 15,000 doses of Russia’s Sputnik V jab, initially scheduled for April 25 was delayed once again due to logistical constraints.

The first batch of 15,000 doses was supposed to arrive in the country on March 24.The government did not give a new definite date of arrival.

Meanwhile, the delivery of India-manufactured vaccines may also be delayed as South Asian nations continue to experience a surge in Covid-19 cases. 

The Philippines is targeting to inoculate around 70 million individuals by the end of 2021. Ronald dela Cruz