Govt lowers 'Bayanihan, Bakunahan' vaccination target, sets another three-day drive

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 27) — The government has lowered its target output during the 'Bayanihan, Bakunahan,' an envisioned three-day massive vaccination drive, due to a shortage of syringes for Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines and other ancillary supplies as well as logistical challenges.

"From the original plan of administering 15 million COVID-19 doses for the three-day activity, we have decided to administer 9 million [doses]. Hence, the daily national throughput target will be 3 million doses," National Task Force Against COVID-19 and the National Vaccination Operations Center (NVOC) said Friday in a joint statement.

The immunization drive will be held from Nov. 29 to Dec. 1.

The Department of Health is looking for more volunteers during the three-day activity, Director Beverly Ho said in a briefing. So far, around 30,000 have signed up, according to Ho.

Those interested to become volunteer health screeners, vaccinators, registration personnel, encoders, post-vaccination monitors, and data consolidators can register here, or scan the QR code which can be found here.

The government also plans to conduct another vaccination drive from Dec. 15 to 17 to help achieve its goal of completing the vaccination of 54 million Filipinos by the end of the year.

As of Nov 25, there were nearly 40 million fully vaccinated individuals in the country, according to NVOC's data.