The Cavite province has administered a total of 2,009,516 COVID-19 vaccine doses as of September 28, according to the regional health department.
Data from the DOH CHD Calabarzon’s Health Education and Promotion Unit showed that 1,131,502 jabs were given for first doses, while 878,014 were inoculated for second doses.
This means that 29 percent of the province’s 3,013,918 herd immunity target population has been fully vaccinated against the viral disease.
To break it down, 161,463 were injected into healthcare workers, 363,338 into senior citizens, 388,148 into people with comorbidities, 851,043 into economic frontliners, and 245,524 into the indigent population.
Meanwhile, as of the same date, the Philippines had administered 44.7 million COVID-19 doses, but only 20.8 million had completed vaccination.
The national government, moreover, announced that vaccination drives for adolescents and the general public will begin in October as part of its expansion program.
Prior to that, the local government of Tagaytay City and Silang opened their vaccine registration for individuals aged 12 to 17.
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