NCR population protection possible by November – Abalos

Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chairperson Benhur Abalos said Wednesday that population protection in the National Capital Region is achievable by November.

Abalos told ANC that the national government is expecting to have 15 million more COVID-19 vaccines by August.

“Now we’re doing 200,000 jabs a day, and it’s even increasing with the help of the private sector,” Abalos said.

“We’re very confident, at least for one dose, we could really achieve this number.”

According to the Department of Health, population protection is reducing the number of deaths and hospitalized patients through vaccination.