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TRACKER: The Philippines’ COVID-19 vaccine distribution

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TRACKER: The Philippines’ COVID-19 vaccine distribution

VACCINATION. Southern Philippines Medical Center officer-in-charge Dr Ricardo Audan receives the Sinovac vaccine during the start of the COVID-19 vaccination program in Davao City on March 5, 2021.

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(102nd UPDATE) See the progress of the Philippines' vaccination program to combat the pandemic

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 and the indigent population started receiving the jabs in June.

The vaccination program was opened to the adult general population in October, then to minors aged 12-17 in November.

Booster shots were first given to health workers and senior citizens, while immunocompromised individuals got the third dose starting November.

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

How many doses have been given to recipients?


92,752,986
Total doses administered out of those available, as of December 6, 2021

Around 48.54% 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 35.12% 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.

Based on this, around 69.35% of the target population have received the first dose, while 50.17% of the target have been fully vaccinated.

As of December 6, the average number of doses administered daily over the last seven days was 1,258,329. See the daily progress of vaccination in the chart below.

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 December 5, in terms of vaccine doses administered per 100 people.

How many doses have been delivered to PH?


146,490,170
Total doses delivered, as of December 2, 2021

There have been 137 batches of vaccines from seven manufacturers delivered to the Philippines so far.

Thirty-four of them were from China’s Sinovac, the first of which arrived on February 28. So far, a total of 54.03 million 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.

A combined 38,758,590 Pfizer vaccine doses came in 44 batches, the first of which arrived on May 10. The batches were a mix of government purchases, doses from the global COVAX facility, and donations of the United States through COVAX.

Twenty-six batches contained a combined 24,748,270 AstraZeneca vaccine doses. The first set was delivered to the country on March 4. Five batches were from COVAX, seven were procured by either or both the government and the private sector, while the rest were donated by Japan, the United Kingdom, Germany, Brunei, Australia, Poland, and South Korea.

Thirteen sets of Moderna vaccine doses totaling around 14.6 million have been delivered since June 27. These include over 2.25 million doses for the private sector and 3 million doses donated by the United States on August 3.

Fourteen batches of Sputnik V vaccine doses totaling 10 million purchased from Russia have also arrived, with the first received on May 1.

Two batches of single-shot 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.

The country received its first set of the single-shot Sputnik Light vaccine – 5,000 doses donated by Russia – on November 19.

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Maps

The maps below show the percentage of Filipinos per region who have been fully vaccinated, relative to the region’s population (first map) and the regional target (second map). You may hover and click on a region to see more details.

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

Read Rappler’s series of explainers on the Duterte government’s vaccine program below:

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.