The National Task Force (NTF) Against Covid-19 has stressed that vaccination remains the key to exit Covid-19 pandemic.
NTF Strategic Communications sub-task group on current operations head, Assistant Secretary Wilben Mayor, has urged anew unvaccinated Filipinos to avail of Covid-19 jabs to get enough protection against the dreaded pandemic.
“Once again, the government encourages you to get vaccinated so we can fight and get out – exit this pandemic),” Mayor said when he attended the arrival of 1,023,750 Pfizer vaccine doses at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3.
The latest shipment is part of the government-procured jabs with funding from the World Bank. The country has so far received 216.5 million doses of different Covid-19 vaccines, both procured and donated, from various sources with 124,510,385 doses already administered nationwide.
The Department of Health has reported that at least 57.8 million Filipinos are fully vaccinated and 6,683,975 eligible individuals have received booster shots. The government has urged those with complete shots to avail of booster shots for added protection.
Mayor likewise reiterated and stressed that all Covid-19 vaccines are safe and effective against severe and critical Covid-19 symptoms, and help prevent the hospitalization of patients.
Per NTF records the Philippines has logged 3,475,293 Covid-19 cases, with 3,191,219 recoveries, 230,410 active infections, and 53,664 deaths.