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.
Here’s the progress of the Philippines’ vaccination program.
How many doses have been given to recipients?
Total doses administered out of those available, as of March 16, 2022
Around 56.76% 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 58.11% of the population.
The government aimed to vaccinate up to 70% of Filipinos in 2021. It was later updated to 80% around early 2022, based on bulletins posted by the health department.
So far, only around 70.95% of the target population have received the first dose, while 72.64% of the target have been fully vaccinated.
As of February 9, the average number of doses administered daily over the last seven days was at around 161,327. 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 9 out of 10 countries in Southeast Asia with available data, the Philippines ranked second to the last, as of March 18, in terms of vaccine doses administered per 100 people.
How many doses have been delivered to PH?
Total doses delivered, as of March 14, 2022
There have been at least 213 batches of vaccines from seven manufacturers delivered to the Philippines so far.
These vaccines were obtained through procurements by the national government, some local governments, and the private sector; the global COVAX facility; and donations by multiple countries, either directly or via COVAX. The number of doses per delivered batch varies, ranging from a few thousands to over 3 million.
At least 83 million Pfizer vaccine doses came in 84 batches, the first of which arrived on May 10, 2021.
Thirty-five batches were from China’s Sinovac, the first of which arrived on February 28, 2021. So far, a total of 56.03 million Sinovac vaccine doses have been delivered to the Philippines.
Thirty-eight batches contained a combined 39.35 million AstraZeneca vaccine doses. The first set was delivered to the country on March 4, 2021.
At least 29 sets of Moderna vaccine doses totaling around 34 million have been delivered since June 27, 2021.
Nine batches of single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccines amounting to a total of 12.73 million doses were donated by the United States and the Netherlands. The first batch arrived in the country on July 16, 2021.
Fourteen batches of Sputnik V vaccine doses totaling 10 million purchased from Russia have also arrived, with the first received on May 1, 2021.
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:
- TIMELINE: The Philippines’ 2021 COVID-19 vaccine plan
- EXPLAINER: What to expect once COVID-19 vaccines arrive in the Philippines
- EXPLAINER: How COVID-19 vaccines will get from warehouses to you
- Securing vaccine deals: A checklist for local governments
- TRACKER: Which COVID-19 vaccines are being eyed by the Philippines?
- How FDA grants emergency approval for COVID-19 vaccines, meds
- PH to prioritize high-risk areas, sectors for COVID-19 vaccine rollout
- Gov’t releases new vaccine priority list, includes persons with comorbidities
- MAP: Which countries have started their COVID-19 vaccination program?
- LIST: Local governments’ plans, deals, and budget for COVID-19 vaccines
- Philippines targets purchase of 148 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine in 2021
- FAST FACTS: Prioritized groups, guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination
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.