The Philippines has achieved its goal of administering one million doses of Covid-19 vaccines in a single day, the National Task Force (NTF) Against Covid-19 announced on Friday.

Asst. Secretary Wilben Mayor said the Philippines was able to administer 1,119,389 Covid-19 vaccine doses on Nov. 4, the highest since the country launched its vaccination program in March.

More than 109 million Covid-19 vaccine doses have been delivered to the country.

The country has deployed 62,474,334 vaccine doses, based on latest government data.

The latest batch of vaccines was delivered to the Philippines on Friday night: 866,970 Pfizer-BioNTech doses procured by the government.

More than 28.7 million Filipinos have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19, or 37.23 percent of the country’s estimated 110 million population.

The country has been aiming to ramp up its vaccination rate to achieve herd immunity by yearend, but over 40 million vaccine doses have yet to be deployed due to the lack of proper storage facilities in local government units. John Ezekiel J. Hirro