COVID-19 survey reports 94.6% of adult Filipinos have received vaccines

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines,  September 11) — The Department of Health (DOH) released the results of its 2023 COVID-19 Mobile Phone Survey on Monday, saying 94.6% of adult Filipinos reported that they had received the COVID-19 vaccine, while men and women reported similar rates of vaccination.

The survey was conducted through SMS and mobile web last February, with 2,326 respondents aged 18 and above.

According to DOH, 31% said that vaccination sites were not accessible, 26% did not think that vaccines were safe or effective, 21% were worried about vaccine side-effects, and 10.9% did not believe in vaccination.

On the other hand, the survey showed 77.2% of all adult Filipinos have received a COVID-19 booster.

For vaccination sites, the survey showed that 50.2% of respondents thought the most convenient place to get vaccinated was in malls, while 28% and 15.6% preferred schools and offices, respectively.

The country saw 894 new COVID-19 cases for the period Sept. 4-10, including 10 severe infections, the DOH reported.

The daily average number of cases was 128, up by 15% from the previous week.

Health officials also verified 14 deaths due to COVID-19, 11 of which occurred between Aug. 28 and Sept. 10.