Ten regions in the country have over 70% of their respective populations fully vaccinated against COVID-19, vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez said on Monday.
In President Rodrigo Duterte’s weekly Talk to the People, Galvez said the following regions have fully vaccinated more than 70% of their population:
National Capital Region (114.1%) Region 1 (86.4%) Region 2 (83.58%) Region 3 (83.4%) Cordillera Administrative Region(82.51%) Region 4A (79.77%) Region 6 (79.09%) Region 11 (74.72%) Region 10 (74.68%) Region 9 (70.83%)
Not far behind are the following regions:
Region 5 (69.96%) Region 8 (69.93%) Caraga (69.75%) MIMAROPA (68.56%)
Regions 7 and 12 already fully vaccinated 64.53% and 61.25% of their population, respectively.
Meanwhile, BARMM is still far behind with only 28.02% fully vaccinated in the region.
Galvez said he will go to Zamboanga and Basilan to encourage Muslims to get inoculated against the virus.
“Pupunta po ako sa Zamboanga at Basilan para po ma-encourage ang ating mga Muslim brothers na magpabakuna na po,” he said.
More than 61 million Filipinos have so far been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, while 9,071,650 Filipinos have received their booster shots. –NB, GMA News