April 21, 2024

The Department of Health-Cordillera detailed Baguio’s success in managing the Covid-19 pandemic during a media forum, March 23.
As of March 16, DOH-CAR Center for Health Development Nurse V Geeny Anne Austria said 32,725 individuals 60 years old and above have been fully vaccinated or a coverage of 121.37 percent.
“This makes Baguio City one of the places in the Cordillera that have achieved their targets along with Abra and Apayao. People who are under this age group are mostly requested to be cautious, specifically following the minimum public health standard when going out,” she said.
For ages 18 to 59, 253,088 are fully jabbed in the city with 131,791 having taken their first booster shot which makes Baguio second to Abra with a 73.21 percent coverage compared to Abra’s 74.20 percent.
For those aged 12 to 17 years old, a total of 37,023 were fully vaccinated and 8,053 have received their first booster shot where Abra is the only province in the Cordillera that has achieved a 95.30 percent coverage while Baguio has only achieved 28.59 percent, Austria said.
For those belonging to the five to 11 age group, a total 20,917 in the city have been fully jabbed with a 63.64 percent coverage.
In total, 343,781 have been fully vaccinated in Baguio in all age groups with a 128.27 coverage and 162,476 have been given a booster shot or a 60.62 percent coverage.
City Health Services Office OIC head Celia Flor Brillantes said being fully vaccinated means having two primary doses of Covid-19 vaccines, the first and second doses.
She is also encouraging the public to have their booster shots for added protection against the disease especially those belonging to the vulnerable sectors like seniors and those with comorbidities. – Joshua Walitang