More than 3.7 million Filipinos received Covid-19 vaccine jabs during the second phase of the country’s Bayanihan Bakunahan vaccination drive that was hampered by typhoon “Odette.”

In a “Laging Handa” briefing on Tuesday, Health Undersecretary Myrna Cabotaje said a total of 3,760,132 individuals participated in the second vaccination drive of the country.

Of the total, Cabotaje said over two million received second doses, more than 1.1 million got their first doses, and nearly 290,000 received booster shots.

The country initially aimed to inoculate seven million individuals from Dec. 15 to 17.

The schedule of the vaccination drive has been stretched due to the disruptions caused by “Odette” in the southern part of the country.

Cabotaje said areas affected by “Odette” would begin their vaccination drives next week.

The country aims to fully vaccinate 54 million individuals by yearend.

To date, more than 101 million Covid-19 vaccines have been administered in the Philippines, which has over 44 million fully vaccinated individuals as of Dec. 20. John Ezekiel J. Hirro