Although there’s a high number of vaccine hesitancy in the county, it’s still duly noted that citizens are waiting to be vaccinated.
The government’s initial plan is to inoculate as much as 60% to 70% of the population to attain their desired herd immunity.
However, there seem to be some slight changes to the initial plans due to unforeseeable events.
On Tuesday, May 4, 2021, the Philippines’ vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. that the country may need to make adjustments to its vaccination targets. In the interview, he stated that they plan to vaccinate only half of the country’s people for this time.
TINGNAN: Ayon sa ulat ni National Task Force Against Covid19 Chief Implementer at Vaccine Czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. sa Talk to the People sa COVID-19 noong May 3, 2021, ang mga datos ay nagpapakita na hindi nahuhuli ang Pilipinas sa pamamahagi ng bakuna. #LagingHandaPH #COVID19PH #workingPCOO #WeRiseAsOne via: https://web.facebook.com/pcoogov/photos/4586715711358054
What could have possibly occurred that pushes the vaccine czar to come to such a decision?
The resolution happened as India is currently focusing its supplies for its population as they faced a deadly surge of COVID-19 infections recently.
The country has had expectations of obtaining thirty million Novavax vaccines and about 970,000 AstraZeneca from India.
“Because of India’s current situation, there is a real possibility of delay,” vaccine czar Galvez stated.
TINGNAN: Ayon sa ulat ni National Task Force Against Covid19 Chief Implementer at Vaccine Czar Secretary Carlito Galvez…Posted by Presidential Communications (Government of the Philippines) on Tuesday, May 4, 2021
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