Over 122 million vaccines administered in PH
The Philippines has administered 122,889,494 doses of the COVID-19 vaccines nationwide. Almost 60 million Filipinos have already gotten two vaccine shots to have better protection against the virus according to the data reported on January 22.
Data from the national COVID-19 vaccination dashboard showed 59,716,484 individuals have received at least their first shot. Individuals numbering 6,077,315 have gotten a booster or additional doses.
The government joined private pharmaceutical stores and clinics recently to launch the “Resbakuna sa Botika” program. This program aims to encourage more fully vaccinated Filipino to avail of their booster shots.
Perceptions in 2021
Compared to what the situation was last year, this is already a marked improvement. only three out of 10 Filipinos were willing to get vaccinated against the coronavirus according to a Social Weather Stations survey published in May 2021. Only 32% of adult Filipinos welcomed the idea of vaccination according to the survey conducted from April 28 to May 2, 2021.