Baguio logs 94.62% full vaccination rate
The city government of Baguio has so far vaccinated more than 265,000 individuals with 55,530 having already received their booster shots, as health experts and local officials continue to convince those who are hesitant to have themselves vaccinated.
As of Jan. 13, the city government fully vaccinated 265,889 adults, which represents 94.62 percent of the 281,000 eligible population.
For the pediatric population or the 12 to 17 years old, 29,444 are already fully vaccinated which is 68.77 percent of the 42,811 target population.
Baguio started vaccinating the pediatric group in November last year, starting with those with comorbidities.
Since the vaccination rollout for the pediatric population, 32,851 have received at least one dose.
Registration for the five to 11 age group is ongoing in preparation for the rollout of vaccination for the group.
The government is yet to announce the start of vaccination for those 11 years old and below.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved in December last year the emergency use authorization for Pfizer-BioNTech to be used in the inoculation of the five to 11-year-old group with a lower dosage.
Mayor Benjamin Magalong said the city government is doing its best to identify those who are still not vaccinated, especially the senior citizens, and convince them to have their shots.
He reiterated vaccines are the best protection against the virus that causes the Covid-19.
Health experts said vaccines are effective in preventing severe symptoms and hospitalization from the Covid-19. – Jane B. Cadalig