Philippines expects Covid-19 herd immunity target to extend to January


A health worker inoculates a woman with China's Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine at a temporary vaccination center in Manila, Philippines, Tuesday, June 22, 2021. - AP

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN): The country’s target of reaching herd immunity against the deadly Covid-19 disease may extend to January 2022 “at the most, ” Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said on Friday (June 25).

Duque, however, said that “all these depends on the adequacy of the supply” although if 500, 000 people will be inoculated per day, vaccinating 70 million individuals for their first doses will only take 140 days.

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