The Philippines has administered more than 50 million Covid-19 vaccine doses nationwide, Malacañang reported on Thursday.
In a virtual presser, Palace spokesman Harry Roque said the Philippines had administered 50,966,144 vaccine jabs as of Oct. 13, citing data from the National Covid-19 vaccination dashboard.
The number of fully vaccinated Filipinos has surpassed 23 million, he added.
According to Roque, the Philippines has fully vaccinated 30.8 percent of its eligible population.
Metro Manila, which had been the country’s priority area for vaccine distribution, has 78.95 percent of its population, or 7,718,283 individuals, fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Over 91 percent or 8,976,489 individuals have received their first vaccine doses.
The Philippines recently opened its vaccine rollout for college students as it targets to resume face-to-face classes for more college programs.
As of Oct. 14, the Philippines has recorded 2,698,232 Covid-19 cases.
It has a recovery rate of 95.4 percent, and a positivity rate of 14.2 percent. John Ezekiel J. Hirro