|The PH government is trying to vaccinate at least 100 to 200,000 people every day. (Photo from Inquirer)|
[Asia News Communication = Reporter Reakkana] MANILA — The Philippines is targeting to vaccinate up to 200,000 persons against COVID-19 every day once the nationwide vaccinations begin, vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. said Tuesday. Galvez said 25,000 vaccinators are already being trained to achieve this goal.
“Many have already been given training. This is ongoing and we are training more or less 25,000 vaccinators,” Galvez said in an interview over ABS-CBN News Channel.n“We are trying to vaccinate at least 100 to 200,000 people every day. This is what we’re going to do to have a record-breaking daily vaccination rollout.,” he added.
Galvez said local government units in Metro Manila are already consolidating the list of individuals that will participate in the vaccinations. Earlier, Galvez set the goal of vaccinating 60 to 70 percent of all Filipinos within three to five years. The procurement of 148 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines is being eyed for 2021. So far, the Philippines already signed deals for vaccines developed by China’s Sinovac, the Serum Institute of India, and British drugmaker AstraZeneca.