December 2, 2022

Preparations are ongoing for the second series of National Vaccination Days (NVD) on Dec. 15, 16, and 17, City Health Services Office Head Rowena Galpo said.

Galpo said as of Dec. 5, there are 14,229 registered but unvaccinated individuals from the city’s 16 health districts who need to have their first dose, either before or on the three-day NVD. 

At least 4,743 individuals should be vaccinated each day for three days to meet the city’s target for the identified groups.

There are also 5,147 individuals who missed their second dose. A total of 1,716 vaccines will be jabbed for this group each day for three days.

Galpo said 19,376 vaccines for first and second doses need to be administered. 

For the second dose, 3,165 are targeted for inoculation of which 1,113 are targeted on the first day; 808 on the second day; and 1,244 on the third day.

For the city’s adolescents or 12 to 17 year-olds with population pegged at 42,811, a total of 14,635 doses must be administered at 4,878 per day for three days if the city aims to inoculate 100 percent of this group.

If the aim is to inoculate 80 percent, 6,073 or 2,024 youngsters should line up for jabs each day during the three-day NVD.

The number of vaccinees would vary from 9,291 to 12,581 target each day for three days.

Galpo said vaccine inventory as of Dec. 6 shows there are 58,788 first and second dose Sinovac, AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna, and Sputnik V vaccines ready to be administered.

The NVD would employ the same whole-of-society and whole-of-government approach, with a national target of 8.4 M doses to be administered.

For the NVD done from Nov. 29, 30, and Dec. 1, Galpo said 21,176 were vaccinated, which is 37.62 percent of the 56,288 target.

Of the 21,176 vaccinees, 9,981 had their first dose; 8,777 had their second dose; and 2,418 booster shots were administered. – Julie G. Fianza