Covid-19 government response

Take a look at the differences in COVID-19 government response between the Government of Canada and the Philippine Government, including information about what vaccines are currently available, and how much of their populations need to be vaccinated in order to reach the herd immunity threshold.

COVID-19 GOVERNMENT RESPONSE PHILIPPINES

What is the population of the Philippines?

The population of the Philippines is currently estimated at 109,581,078.

How much of the population needs to be vaccinated?

According to medical experts, at least 50% to 80% of the total population needs to be vaccinated in order to reach the herd immunity threshold.

At 50%, the Philippines needs to vaccinate 54,790,539 people (requiring at least 109,581,078 doses of COVID-19 vaccines).

At 80%, the Philippines needs to vaccinate 87,664,862 people (requiring at least 175,329,725 doses of COVID-19 vaccines).

Which COVID-19 vaccines have been approved?

No vaccines have been approved for use, nor have been granted emergency use authorization in the Philippines.

No COVID-19 vaccines are currently available in the Philippines.

COVID-19 vaccines from the following manufacturers are under consideration:

  • – AstraZeneca
  • – Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology
  • – Moderna
  • – Serum Institute of India
  • – Pfizer
  • – Sinopharm Group Co. Ltd.
  • – Sinovac Biotech

The Philippines will also receive an undetermined amount of vaccines from the COVAX Facility.

Who will be vaccinated first?

In the Philippines, the following individuals have been placed on the priority list to receive the COVID-19 vaccine:

  • – healthcare workers
  • – soldiers
  • – vulnerable communities

How much will it cost to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in the Philippines (once available)?

Information not available.

SOURCE: PHILIPPINE NEWS AGENCY

COVID-19 GOVERNMENT RESPONSE CANADA

What is the population of Canada?

The population of the Canada is currently estimated at 37,742,154.

How much of the population needs to be vaccinated?

According to medical experts, at least 50% to 80% of the total population needs to be vaccinated in order to reach the herd immunity threshold.

At 50%, Canada needs to vaccinate 18,871,077 people (requiring at least 37,742,154 doses of COVID-19 vaccines).

At 80%, Canada needs to vaccinate 30,193,723 people (requiring at least 60,387,446 doses of COVID-19 vaccines).

Which COVID-19 vaccines have been approved?

2 COVID-19 vaccines by the following manufacturers have been approved for use in Canada:

  • Pfizer-BioNtech
  • Moderna

Who will be vaccinated first?

In Canada, the following individuals have been placed on the priority list to receive the COVID-19 vaccine:

  • – residents and staff of shared living settings that provide care for seniors
  • – adults 70 years of age and older, beginning with adults 80 years of age and older, and then decreasing the age limit by 5-year increments to age 70 years as supply becomes available
  • – health care workers who have direct contact with patients, including those who work in health care settings and personal support workers adults in Indigenous communities

How much will it cost to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Canada (once available)?

The COVID-19 vaccine will be available for free in Canada.

Canada has committed to contributing an undetermined number of vaccines to the COVAX facility.

SOURCE: GOVERNMENT OF CANADA

COVID-19 vaccine efficacy rates

Pfizer (United States) BNT162b2 95% effective (source)
Moderna (United States) mRNA-1273 94.1% efficacy (source)
AstraZeneca (United Kingdom) AZD1222 62% efficacy* (source) *up to 90% under modified dosage
Gamelaya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology (Russia) Sputnik V 91.4% (source)
Sinovac Biotech (China) results not available, pending results of third stage trials (source)
Sinopharm Group Co. Ltd. (China) results not available, pending results of third stage trials (source)
Serum Institute of India (India) COVOVAX results not available, pending results of third stage trials (source)


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