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Officials with the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced today that 100 percent of the eligible population in the Metro Manila, or National Capital Region (NCR) have been vaccinated against COVID-19.

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MMDA chairperson Benjamin Abalos Jr. said Metro Manila has a 9.8 million eligible population for Covid-19 vaccination.

Abalos cited that high vaccination turnout is one of the greatest factors as to why the Covid-19 cases in Metro Manila continue to go down.

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He cited the unified Covid-19 response strategies of NCR mayors effectively implemented.

Nationally, some 40 million Filipinos are fully vaccinated. The latest data from the national COVID-19 vaccination dashboard showed the Philippines has administered a total of 94,236,990 doses nationwide, with 54,033,022 vaccinations were given as first dose, 39,560,598 as second dose and 643,370 were used as booster shots.

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