VACCINE preference is now causing a drop in the number of vaccinees showing up at vaccination sites across Metro Cebu.
The Cebu City Vaccine Operations Center (VOC), for one, has noted that people are being “picky” with vaccine brands, resulting in a low number of vaccinees.
Cebu City Health Department (CHD) officer-in-charge Jeffrey Ibones said there has been a low turnout in the CHD’s output for first dose vaccinees even though the City Government now allows walk-ins at the vaccination sites.
Ibones made the disclosure after the Visayas Vaccine Operations Center (VVOC) noticed that some local government units in Metro Cebu, including Cebu City, recently failed to meet its target number of doses set to be administered in a week.
“Based on my observation, people prefer Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Moderna,” Ibones said n an interview with SunStar Cebu.
Ibones though did not disclose the vaccine brands currently being administered in Cebu City’s vaccination sites.
Ibones said on the average, the City can vaccinate 8,000 individuals daily but the figure includes both first dose and second dose vaccinees.
Ibones said the City will continue to allow walk-ins “until further notice,” as the electronic system used to relay messages to the registered individuals is still undergoing maintenance.