Quarter million receive full dose vaccines in the Cordillera
The Regional Vaccination Operations Center (RVOC) has reported 254,519 individuals in the Cordillera are fully vaccinated as of Aug. 9.
The fully vaccinated population includes 36,156 frontline health workers (priority A1); 73,702 senior citizens (priority A2); 124,787 adults with co-morbidity (priority A3); 6,909 essential service workers (A4); and 1,266 from the poor population (A5).
Of the 462,226 vaccines administered in the region, 91,891 received Sinovac; 31,320 were vaccinated with AstraZeneca; 300 were inoculated with Gamaleya; 18,113 with Pfizer; and 112,895 received the single-dose vaccine, Janssen.
RVOC data also showed there are 207,707 eligible population who received their first dose of vaccines and are waiting for their second dose.
In a meeting with the provincial/city VOCs, RVOC Chairperson and Department of Health-Cordillera Director Ruby Constantino reiterated the importance of completing the required doses of vaccines and for the vaccination program to reach more people in the vulnerable groups amidst the threat of the Delta variant.
Based on the RVOC data, of the 150,619 senior citizens (priority A2) in the masterlist, only 73,762 or 48.97 percent are fully vaccinated and 56,319 are partially vaccinated.
Baguio City and Abra have fully vaccinated over 70 percent of their A2 target while Apayao has 50.44 percent accomplishment.
Benguet, Ifugao, Kalinga, and Mountain Province are way below the 50 percent mark.
For the priority A3, the Cordillera reached its target of 118,176 (10 percent) of 18 years old and above population with 124,787 adults with comorbidity fully inoculated.
Constantino sought the support and commitment of the local VOCs and vaccination implementation teams for fast and efficient usage of vaccines so that more eligible population will be protected from the Covid-19. – Carlito C. Dar