In the most number of Covid-19 doses administered among Southeast Asian nations, the Philippines ranked 4th, vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. said.
As of April 5, citing from diplomatic mission reports and the Bloomberg tracker, Galvez said that a total of 854,063 doses were administered to 825,662 individuals.
Indonesia claimed the top rank in the 10-nation ASEAN with 13.087 million doses administered, followed by Singapore (1.518 million), Myanmar (1.040 million), the Philippines, Malaysia (801,773), Cambodia (418,569), and Thailand (244,254).
Vietnam placed eighth with 52,335 doses administered while Laos and Brunei ranked ninth and tenth, respectively.
While, according to the Bloomberg tracker, out of 155 countries, Galvez said the Philippines ranked 50th.
Singapore started vaccinating healthcare workers last December 30, while Indonesia, Laos, and Myanmar launched their respective national immunization programs in January.
Malaysia, Cambodia, and Thailand kicked off their vaccination campaign in February, followed by the Philippines and Vietnam in March, while Brunei started on April 3.
Source: GMA News Online