Gov’t eyes COVID-19 vaccination of 50 to 60 percent of population

MANILA, Philippines — The government wants to vaccinate 50 to 60 percent of the country’s population against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to achieve herd immunity, the Department of Health (DOH) said Friday.

Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said the government was initially planning to vaccinate 20 percent of the population but this target was raised during a discussion of the DOH with the National Task Force against COVID-19 chief implementer and vaccine czar Sec. Carlito Galvez Jr.

“When we were discussing and as directed by our vaccine czar Sec. Galvez, we would want to have this expanded coverage for this vaccine that at least 50 to 60 percent of the populat…

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