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Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. urged local government units to prioritize around three million senior citizens who remain unvaccinated against COVID-19.

Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. urged local government units to prioritize around three million senior citizens who remain unvaccinated against COVID-19. | via onenewsph

Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. urged local government units to prioritize around three million senior citizens who remain unvaccinated against COVID-19.

Over 54.4 million Filipinos, representing about 70 percent of the targeted population for inoculation against COVID-19, are now fully vaccinated, the country’s vaccine czar reported Saturday, Jan. 15.Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., also National Task Force Against COVID-19 chief implementer, said that as of Jan. 13, exactly 54,457,863 individuals have been fully vaccinated.

This is another milestone for the National Vaccination Program as it achieves 70.60 percent of its target, Galvez said, even if the number was supposed to be hit by Dec. 31, 2021.“Typhoon Odette had a big effect on our vaccination program, that is why our target of 54 million fully vaccinated individuals was slightly delayed,” said the vaccine czar.

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A health worker prepares a COVID-19 vaccine to be administered to a motorist who availed of Manila city government’s drive-thru vaccination program at the Quirino Grandstand on Jan.endIndex: Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 14) —  Two weeks after its original target, the Philippine government finally achieved its end-2021 goal of fully vaccinating 54 million people against COVID-19.A health worker checks on a patient at a quarantine facility in San Juan City on Jan.Timor-Leste Uganda Fully vaccinated individuals from these countries must have negative result from the RT-PCR test taken 48 hours before departure.

15, 2022. Photo by Michael Varcas, The Philippine STAR Over 54.60% of the country's target population of around 77 million - which the government aims to fully immunize by the first quarter of 2022, and reach 90 million by the end of the second quarter.4 million Filipinos, representing about 70 percent of the targeted population for inoculation against COVID-19, are now fully vaccinated, the country’s vaccine czar reported Saturday, Jan. 14, defended the government’s decision to shorten the quarantine and isolation periods for fully vaccinated individuals. 15. 13. Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. All countries not in red or green lists fall under the yellow risk.

, also National Task Force Against COVID-19 chief implementer, said that as of Jan.04 million average daily vaccination rate has also been recorded over the past three days. She noted that while those who questioned the decision cited an article to support their claim, there are more articles showing that the virus load of those sick with the Omicron variant goes down in about six days—and, because the virus load is lesser, it will also lessen the possibility of them infecting others. 13, exactly 54,457,863 individuals have been fully vaccinated. This is another milestone for the National Vaccination Program as it achieves 70. said this was achieved despite challenges like the ongoing surge and Typhoon Odette, which delayed vaccination in parts of the Visayas and Mindanao.60 percent of its target, Galvez said, even if the number was supposed to be hit by Dec. 2022-0013 signed by Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, fully vaccinated asymptomatic close contacts of suspect, probable or confirmed cases shall quarantine for at least five days from the last exposure. 31, 2021.07%), Cordillera Administrative Region (78. They shall undergo facility-based quarantine upon arrival, and take the RT-PCR test on the seventh day.

“Typhoon Odette had a big effect on our vaccination program, that is why our target of 54 million fully vaccinated individuals was slightly delayed,” said the vaccine czar. Odette, the most destructive typhoon to hit the country in years, devastated at least six regions in the Visayas and Mindanao, cutting off vital power and water supplies that consequently slowed down the vaccination drive of local government units (LGUs).17%), Cagayan Valley (74. Fully vaccinated individuals who exhibit mild symptoms shall isolate for at least seven days from the onset of signs and symptoms if they are fully vaccinated and at least 10 days for those who are partially vaccinated or unvaccinated. Galvez also stressed that “we did not stop vaccinating” in spite of the surge in COVID-19 cases at the start of 2022.  Based on data provided by the National Vaccination Operations Center last Jan.74%) and Calabarzon (71. 13, a total of 117,383,756 vaccine doses have been administered nationwide. The new guidelines also allow for shorter isolation period for healthcare workers with booster shots who are asymptomatic or exhibiting only mild symptoms.16, 2022, proof of full vaccination shall be made a requirement for entry of all foreign nationals allowed to enter the Philippines,” Nograles said.

  “We helped the local government units to ramp up their vaccination throughout many areas that are not yet affected by the surge, that is why our output is still high these past few days,” Galvez said. Meanwhile, 4,415,333 individuals have received their booster shots or additional doses. Despite logistical limitations and the ongoing surge of infections driven by the Omicron variant, the country’s average daily jab rate still reached 1.04 million over the past three days, he said. On Friday, the country tallied another record. We said in our policy, it’s the minimum of days. The national government aims to fully vaccinate at least 77 million Filipinos in the first quarter of this year, and hit 90 million by the end of the second quarter. As of Jan.

13, six regions in the country have surpassed the 70 percent mark in terms of completing the COVID-19 vaccine series. Vergeire also reminded the public that despite the shorter period of isolation, they still need to continue to practice minimum public health standards, including the proper wearing of face masks. These are Metro Manila or the National Capital Region (109.07 percent), the Cordillera Administrative Region (78.43 percent), Ilocos or Region 1 (78. Returning overseas Filipinos (ROF) and overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) have been complaining about the long process in transferring individuals from a quarantine area to an isolation area.17 percent), Cagayan Valley or Region 2 (74.

93 percent), Central Luzon or Region 3 (75.74 percent) and CALABARZON or Region 4-A (71. These reinforcements, according to National Task Force against COVID-19 chief implementer Carlito Galvez Jr.92 percent). Galvez enjoined all LGUs to continue strengthening their vaccination strategies in order to reach as many Filipinos as possible and address vaccine hesitancy to protect them amid the exponential rise in COVID-19 cases. “This current Omicron surge will target the unvaccinated. “This is the big challenge that we have right now because even the health workers are being hit by the virus.

To all our LGUs, let us do everything that we can to convince the people to have themselves vaccinated to prevent severe cases, hospitalization and deaths,” Galvez said.  In this regard, he called out around three million senior citizens who remain unvaccinated and urged LGUs to prioritize them for the jabs because they are most vulnerable to hospitalization and death. “We have many supply of vaccines that is why we have to inject this to our countrymen to increase the protected against Omicron and other variants of COVID-19,” he added.  – With Jose Rodel Clapano, Jen Ponsaran Latest News. As of Jan. 14, a total of 4,415,333 individuals have received their booster or additional doses.

The Philippines has received a total 213,655,520 doses of COVID-19 vaccines from various manufacturers and has a current stock of over 96 million doses ready for deployment to LGUs. Latest News .