September 27, 2021

マニラ ワクチン接種目標下回る

マニラ首都圏でのコロナウイルス ワクチン接種数は2倍になったものの、政府の目標値を下回っていることが発表されました。

当局は、8月6日から20日まで首都圏が封鎖されている間、1日に25万回の予防接種を行うことを目標としています。木曜日には約23万1,000回のCOVID-19の予防接種が行われ、これは7月に行われていた1日約10万回の予防接種の2倍になりますが、目標には届いていません。

ワクチン接種の最大の課題は、政府の力であり、治療、接触者追跡、給付金の配布など、様々な対策に分割されしまっています。

フィリピンではこれまでに約2,600万回ワクチンが接種されました。経済を安全に再開するための政府の目標は、年内に7,000万人にワクチンを接種するというものですが、現段階では1,200万人が完全に接種されているという状況です。

当局は、感染力の高いデルタ株の拡散を抑制するため、マニラ首都圏をはじめとするいくつかの地域を4段階の最も厳しい検疫レベルに設定しています。ワクチン接種を進め、いち早く経済活動を再開して欲しいです。

 

Metro Manila COVID-19 vaccinations up but still below target

MANILA — While the COVID-19 vaccination output in Metro Manila has doubled, it still falls below government’s target, an official said on Friday.

Authorities aim to administer 250,000 jabs a day while the capital region is under lockdown from Aug. 6 to 20.

Metro Manila on Thursday gave some 231,000 COVID-19 shots, double the around 100,000 jabs it was administering daily in July, said National Task Force Against COVID-19 deputy chief implementer Vince Dizon.

“Malapit na po nating maaabot ‘yong ating target. Pero marami pa ring paghamon,” he said in a televised public briefing.

(We are nearing our target, but challenges remain.)

The biggest challenge to the vaccination drive is government power, which is divided among various other pandemic measures such as treatment, contact-tracing, and distribution of cash aid, Dizon said.

“Pero naniniwala tayo na maaabot din natin ito sa mga susunod na araw,” he said.

(But we believe we will reach this target in the coming days.)

Nationwide, the average COVID-19 shots given in a day are at about 550,000, up from 320,000 in July, Dizon said

The Philippines has so far administered some 26 million vaccine doses. At least 12 million are now fully vaccinated out of the government’s target to fully immunize 70 million people before the year ends to safely reopen the economy.

With some 1.7 million coronavirus infections and more than 29,500 deaths, the Philippines is battling the second-worst COVID-19 outbreak in Southeast Asia.

Authorities placed Metro Manila and several other areas under the toughest of 4 quarantine levels to curb the spread of the highly contagious Delta COVID-19 variant, which is blamed for a recent sharp rise in infections.