This Friday the Department of Health (DOH) said that the government plans to aid 50 to 60 percent of the country’s population with the coronavirus vaccine to achieve herd immunity.

The initial plan of 20 percent increased after the discussion of the DOH with the National Task Force against COVID-19 chief implementer and vaccine czar Sec. Carlito Galvez Jr.,the Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said.

She mentioned how important it is to expand the percentage of the population of receivers of the vaccine.Yet, she also added that the population said to be prioritized are a few specific people.

Some of these are frontliners like healthcare workers,uniformed personnel and the poor, said earlier by Health Secretary Francisco Duque III.

U.S .biotech company Moderna including Pfzer and BioNtech agreed that this study may be able to reach 95 percent effective.

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