50% of vaccinees miss second dose – IATF expert

About 50 percent of the country’s vaccinees have missed their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, an expert from the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases revealed.

IATF data analyst and epidemiologist John Wong said some 2.1 million individuals who already received their first dose of the vaccine “should have come back by now for their second dose.”

But so far, only about a million vaccinees have returned to get their second shot.

Data showed that from March 1 to May 29, a total of 3,101,559 individuals received their first shot of the vaccine against COVID-19.

While the same number is supposed to return for their second dose, only 1.07 million or about half of the 2.1 million who should have already completed their two-dose inoculation have turned up at vaccination sites to date.

He noted they have yet to determine why these vaccinees failed to get their second jab.

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