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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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(141st 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, 2021, 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 general adult population in October 2021, then to minors aged 12-17 in November 2021, and to minors aged 5-11 in February 2022.

Booster shots were first given to health workers and senior citizens, while immunocompromised individuals got the third dose starting November 2021.

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 first set of Sinopharm doses, totaling 100,000, arrived on August 11, 2021. 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, 2021.

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SCHEDULE: Philippines’ COVID-19 vaccine deliveries

SCHEDULE: Philippines’ COVID-19 vaccine deliveries


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/

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.

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