MORE than 52 million fully vaccinated individuals are still without coronavirus disease (Covid-19) booster shots, based on the latest data of the Department of Health (DOH).

As of February 12, there are already 73,860,103 fully vaccinated individuals against Covid-19 or those that have completed their primary series.

However, merely 29 percent or 21,450,894 have been administered booster shots.

Having the most booster shots administered are National Capital Region (5.38 million), Calabarzon (3.34 million), Central Luzon (2.82 million), and Ilocos Region (1.49 million).

On the other hand, having the least booster shots jabbed are Mimaropa (227,770), Cordillera Administrative Region (377,464), Caraga (412,821) and Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (449,868).

The DOH has repeatedly asked fully vaccinated individuals to get boosted as the immunity from the primary series has been found to wane over time. (HDT/SunStar Philippines)