TRACKER: The Philippines’ COVID-19 vaccine distribution

The first set of COVID-19 vaccines arrived in the Philippines on February 28, and the next day the country kicked off its vaccination program to help combat the pandemic.

The government prioritized frontline workers in health facilities in the vaccination queue, with senior citizens and persons with comorbidities next in line. Economic frontliners started receiving the jabs on June 7.

Here's the progress of the Philippines' vaccination program.

How many doses have been delivered to PH?


Total doses delivered, as of September 24, 2021

There have been 72 batches of vaccines from seven manufacturers delivered to the Philippines so far.

Twenty-seven of them were from China's Sinovac, the first of which arrived on February 28. So far, a total of 36,000,000 Sinovac vaccine doses have been delivered to the Philippines. The first two sets were donations, while the rest were procured by the national and local governments, as well as the private sector.

The 1.5 million Sinovac doses that arrived on June 17 included 500,000 doses purchased by the private sector, the Philippine News Agency reported. Then, the two million doses on June 24 contained 400,000 doses bought by the Manila city government.

A combined 2,660,580 Pfizer vaccine doses from the COVAX facility came in three batches, the first of which arrived on May 10. Nine more batches totaling 5,693,220 Pfizer doses were purchased by the government, while some 2.5 million doses were donated by the United States.

Four batches contained a combined 4,584,000 AstraZeneca vaccine doses from the global COVAX facility. The first set was delivered to the country on March 4.

Another batch of 1.12 million AstraZeneca doses were donated by Japan on July 8. The United Kingdom also donated a batch of 415,040 doses, delivered on August 2. Meanwhile, a combined 3.47 million doses were procured by the national government and the private sector.

Six sets of Moderna vaccine doses totaling around 5.26 million have been delivered since June 27. These include 408,000 doses for the private sector and 3 million doses donated by the United States on August 3.

Two batches of Johnson & Johnson vaccines amounting to 3,240,850 doses were donated by the United States. The first batch arrived in the country on July 16, followed by another one the day after.

The first set of Sinopharm doses, totaling 100,000, arrived on August 11. The United Arab Emirates donated these doses. China also donated 1 million Sinopharm doses which came in two batches.

Nine batches of Sputnik V vaccine doses totaling 570,000 purchased from Russia have also arrived, with the first received on May 1.

How many doses have been given to recipients?


Total doses administered out of those available, as of September 25, 2021

Around 21.42% of the country's population have received the first of two doses of the vaccine. Meanwhile, those who have taken both jabs as well as single-dose vaccines represent around 18.34% of the population.

The government aims to vaccinate up to 70% of Filipinos in 2021. An average of 350,000 to 500,000 jabs a day is needed to achieve this goal, said former health secretary Manuel Dayrit. As of September 25, the seven-day average of doses administered daily was at 358,572.

The chart below tracks the progress of the vaccination program per week in terms of the share of the population already vaccinated.

Among the 10 countries in Southeast Asia, the Philippines ranked third to the last as of September 25 in terms of all vaccine doses administered per 100 people.

The maps below show the percentage of Filipinos per region who have received the 1st dose of the vaccine (compared to the region's population) and those who have been fully vaccinated (versus the target population per region), as of September 8. You may also hover and click on the region to see more details.

maps and charts by Michael Bueza, with reports from Sofia Tomacruz/

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The bar chart for the status of vaccinations in Southeast Asia comes from Our World in Data (OWID).

OWID is a data research website published by the Global Change Data Lab, an English charity based at the University of Oxford’s Martin Programme on Global Development. OWID collects data from official sources, such as national and subnational government and public health agencies.