COVID-19 task force touts fastest vaccination rate: 1M doses in four days

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 2) — The country administered one million coronavirus shots in just four days this week, its fastest yet since the vaccine rollout began in March, the National Task Force against COVID-19 said Friday.

In a virtual briefing Friday, NTF Deputy Chief Implementer Vince Dizon said the government was able to give one million COVID-19 doses from June 28 to July 1.

This brought the total number of vaccines administered to 11 million, the official added.

"Umaarangkada na ang ating pagbabakuna. Kung magkakaroon nang mas maraming supply, mas madami pa ang maja-jab sa mga susunod na linggo," Dizon said.

[Translation: Our vaccinations are now in full swing. If we receive more supply, more people will receive their shots in the coming weeks.]

According to Dizon, the country is now averaging 250,000 shots per day. The target, he noted, is to achieve a 500,000 vaccination rate a day.

"Kapag dumating pa ang maraming doses ngayong July, makukuha natin ang ating target," he said.

[Translation: When more doses arrive this July, we will hit our target.]

For this month, the government expects to receive 3 million Sinovac doses, 4 million Sputnik V doses, 1 million Moderna doses, 2 million Novavax doses, 1.5 million Johnson & Johnson doses, and 2 million AstraZeneca doses.

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