Tuesday, December 07, 2021

28% of eligible Dabawenyos vaccinated

SunStar Davao file

SIX months since the Covid-19 vaccination kicked off in Davao City, around 28 percent of Dabawenyos are already fully vaccinated.

Based on the August 31 data of the Davao City Vaccination Cluster, 329,203 individuals have received their two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine.

Of the total, 43,967 are from the Priority Group A1 (healthcare workers), 80,416 are A2 (senior citizens), 112,928 are A3 (persons with comorbidities), 84,587 are A4 (essential workers), and 7,305 are A5 (poor population).

A total of 590,318 individuals have been jabbed for the first dose. Based on the breakdown, 57,159 are A1, 87,037 (A2), 156,969 (A3), 254,447 (A4), and 34,706 (A5).

Covid-19 Task Force spokesperson Dr. Michelle Schlosser said in a radio interview on Friday, September 3, that there are around 49 percent of Dabawenyos vaccinated for the first dose.

Schlosser said the recently rolled out mobile vaccination of the City Mayor's Office and the Sanguniang Panlungsod (SP) will help City Councilors in expanding the vaccination program, especially in the geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas (Gida).

The SP-led mobile vaccination drive has now served 4,700 Dabawenyos since its rollout on August 30.

She added that the city had also been rolling out mobile vaccination for the indigent population in Baguio District.

"Logistics and manpower, we can afford that but for the allocation (of vaccines), we are reliant on the national government and DOH. With the request of our good mayor, I hope and pray ma achieve nato ang (that we can achieve) 15,000 vaccinees a day," Schlosser said.

She also said with the rising number of highly infectious Covid-19 Delta variant cases, the public must continue to strictly comply with the minimum public health standards of wearing face masks, wearing face shields, frequent hand washing, social distancing and getting vaccinated.

Meanwhile, the City Government accelerated anti-Covid vaccination for priority groups as two more vaccination sites opened at the San Roque Elementary School in Bo. Obrero, Lacson St, Poblacion District and the Don Juan Elementary School in Toril, Davao City.

With the total vaccination sites now at 20, the City Government is targeting to increase jabs to 15,000 per day in a race to stem transmission of the more contagious Sars-CoV-2 Delta.

The City Government is also adding more health workers for deployment to vaccination sites.

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio earlier said the City is in the process of hiring health workers for deployment to seven more vaccination sites as it aims to fast-track and increase the inoculation of Dabawenyos against the coronavirus disease in the coming months.

Last week, Schlosser said the City is preparing for the logistics required for the vaccination of Moro communities.

Mobile vaccination in the area of responsibility of City councilors also continued, reaching more people and barangays.

The City Government targets to inoculate 1.2 million Dabawenyos for the first dose by November.


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