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TIMELINE: COVID-19 vaccine deliveries and rollout in the Philippines

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(CNN Philippines) — The government aims to vaccinate around 77 million Filipinos by the end of 2021, hoping to achieve herd immunity to protect the population against rising COVID-19 cases and more contagious variants of the coronavirus.

To keep track of these goals, CNN Philippines lists the government's schedule of delivery and deployment of COVID-19 vaccines for the year, as laid down by vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr.

FIRST QUARTER

Total doses that arrived in the country by end of March: 2,525,600

Breakdown:

- 2 million Sinovac doses (1 million purchased by the government, 1 million donated by China)

- 525,600 AstraZeneca doses from COVAX

Daily vaccination capacity as of March 23: 32,756

Vaccinated Filipinos as of March 23: 508,332

SECOND QUARTER

Total doses that arrived in the country as of June 28: 17,457,810

Breakdown:

- 12 million Sinovac doses (10.1 million purchased by the government; 1 million donated; 900,000 purchased by the private sector and an LGU)

- 2,556,000 AstraZeneca doses from COVAX

- 180,000 Gamaleya doses purchased by the government

- 2,472,210 Pfizer doses from COVAX

- 249,600 Moderna doses (150,000 purchased by the government; 99,600 purchased by the private sector)

Daily vaccination capacity as of June 28: 236,867

Vaccinated Filipinos as of June 28: 7,538,128 (first dose), 2,527,286 (second dose)

Percentage of the population fully vaccinated as of June 28: 3.3% of 77 million Filipinos

THIRD QUARTER

September

Total doses that arrived in the country as of September 19: 64,942,000

Breakdown:

- 36 million Sinovac doses (34,100,000 purchased by the government; 1 million donated; 900,000 purchased by the private sector)

- 9,595,440 AstraZeneca doses (4,584,000 from COVAX; 1,539,140 donated; 3,472,300 purchased by the private sector)

- 570,000 Gamaleya doses purchased by the government

- 9,178,650 Pfizer doses (3,935,880 purchased by the government; 5,242,770 from COVAX)

- 3,240,850 J&J doses from COVAX

- 5,257,060 Moderna doses (888,000 purchased by the government; 3,000,060 from COVAX; 1,369,000 purchased by the private sector)

- 1,100,000 donated Sinopharm doses

Daily vaccination capacity as of September 19: 405,669

Number of vaccinated Filipinos as of September 19: 22,853,606 (first dose); 18,560,409 (second dose)

Percentage of the population fully vaccinated as of September 19: 24.1% of 77 million Filipinos

Expected doses to be delivered:

September

- 20.9 million more doses

FOURTH QUARTER

October

- 29.5 million doses (brand not yet specified)

Expected total vaccine supply by end of October: More than 100 million doses

The government recently received the highest volume of COVID-19 vaccines delivered in a week with 9.5 million doses from Sinovac, Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, and Gamaleya.

Over 41 million shots were administered to Filipinos, which is more than half of the 64,942,000 doses received from different vaccine manufacturers this year.

Eight manufacturers have secured regulatory approval for emergency use of their vaccine in the country. These are Sinovac, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Gamaleya, Johnson & Johnson, Bharat Biotech, Moderna, and Sinopharm.

Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. said the government hopes to boost its vaccination capacity, with over 100 million total vaccine deliveries completed by October. The projected population eligible for inoculation stands at 77 million.

So far, 24% of the country's eligible population are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. However, the daily vaccination capacity remains at the 400,000 mark despite the call of health experts to raise it further due to the spread of the highly transmissible Delta variant of the coronavirus.

The government hopes to inoculate children and the general public by end of October or November to get closer to its herd immunity target by year-end. Metro Manila and some areas that are vulnerable to surges can see a "better Christmas" this year, once an adjusted target of 50% to 60% population protection is achieved, Galvez said.

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CNN Philippines' Eimor Santos contributed to this report.