June 17, 2024

The city government is inviting residents from the neighboring towns of Benguet to have themselves vaccinated in Baguio.

Mayor Benjamin Magalong said Baguio is willing to accommodate vaccinees from La Trinidad, Itogon, Sablan, Tuba, and Tublay, as the city has enough stockpile of vaccines.

“We are inviting residents from neighboring towns to have themselves vaccinated in Baguio as a way of helping Benguet in its vaccination,” Magalong said.

The city government still requires vaccinees to register at bakunabaguio.gov.ph to get the QR code that must be presented at the vaccination sites.

In his press briefing on Oct. 20, Magalong said the city had 58,000 doses of AstraZeneca. Even if 10,000 doses were given to Tuguegarao City that requested Baguio for a vaccine at cost, Magalong said the city’s vaccine supply is more than enough.

The city government has earlier ordered 380,000 doses of AstraZeneca. Of the total doses procured, Magalong said 76,000 were delivered.

“We have more than enough supply. This is why we are sharing to other local government units that request for vaccines,” he said.

As of Oct. 21, there are 174,262 individuals who are fully vaccinated in Baguio, based on the City Health Services Office daily vaccination report.

The number represents 62.01 percent of the city’s eligible population of 281,000. – Jane B. Cadalig