Friday, September 24, 2021

Davao receives Moderna vaccines

Photo credit to DOH-Davao

DAVAO Region received its first batch of Moderna Spikevax Covid-19 vaccines, with a total of 6,000 doses donated on Saturday morning, July 31, 2021.

The vaccines, transported via commercial flight, arrived at the Francisco Bangoy International Airport (Davao International Airport) at 6:10 a.m.

The vaccines were immediately transported to the cold facility of the Department of Health-Davao Region (DOH-Davao) for storage.

DOH-Davao has not provided the specific breakdown of allocation to the local government unit (LGU).

Prior to the arrival of Moderna, two more vaccine brands arrived before the end of the month.

On Tuesday morning, July 27, 51,480 doses of Pfizer-BionNTech Covid-19 vaccines arrived at the Davao airport.

A total of 120,000 doses of SinoVac's CoronaVac vaccine arrived on Thursday morning, July 29.

As of July 31, Davao Region has received a total of 1,566,440 Covid-19 vaccine doses.

Based on the breakdown provided by DOH-Davao, 696,160 doses are Sinovac, 365,620 are AstraZeneca, 342,810 are Pfizer, 143,850 are Johnson & Johnson Janssen, and 12,000 are Gamaleya Sputnik V.

Meanwhile, according to the vaccine statistics of DOH-Davao as of July 27, out of 1,440,440 received doses, 1,322,330 were already distributed.

Out of the total distributed doses, 771,974 were already administered (550,493 for first dose, and 221,481 for second dose).

Based on the breakdown per LGU, Davao City has already administered 480,076 doses (330,954 for first dose; 149,122 for second dose), Davao de Oro with 69,055 doses (50,849 for first dose; 18,206 for second dose), 92,668 for Davao del Norte (71,054 for first dose; 21,614 for second dose), Davao del Sur with 58,631 doses (43,474 for first dose; 15,157 for second dose), Davao Occidental with 22,633 doses (17,082 for first dose; 5,551 for second dose), and Davao Oriental with 48,911 doses (37,080 for first dose; 11,831 for second dose).

For the breakdown per priority groups A1 (medical healthcare workers), 103,027 doses were administered for the first dose, and 78,954 for second dose. For A2 group (senior citizens), 149,797 were jabbed for first dose, and 38,945 for second dose.

Other priority groups were already vaccinated, including A3 (persons with comorbidities) with 168,506 administered for first dose and 93,861 for second dose. Essential workers (A4) were also vaccinated wherein 120,888 were given their first dose, and 4,594 for their second dose. Also included are indigent population (A5) wherein 8,275 are covered with their first dose, and 5,127 for their second dose.

DOH-Davao Director Dr. Annabelle Yumang said in a recent virtual presser that regardless of the vaccine, the public should have themselves vaccinated for additional protection against Covid-19, especially with the recent detection of the highly infectious Delta variant.

Yumang added that all vaccines issued with emergency use authorization (EUA) can fight the Delta variant.

“Now more than ever, we need a national government-enabled response, local government-led response, and people-centered-response. No single strategy is enough to protect the people and our health care system. We need a layer of protection against the Delta variant,” she said.

In addition, she also urged the public to abide by the minimum health protocols despite being fully vaccinated.


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