AT THE rate the vaccination rollout is going, herd immunity in Cagayan de Oro City may not be achieved in December, Mayor Oscar Moreno said.
Moreno, during the regular press conference at the city hall on Monday, September 27, said the city needs more vaccination teams to increase the number of vaccinations per day.
"Wala ma'y problema sa bakuna, wala'y problema sa vaccination sites, ang problema siguro, akong tan-aw, sa vaccination teams ug sa mga organizing groups," Moreno said.
"We need to have more vaccination teams para atong i-spread out ang atong bakuna all over the city, para mas taas ang atong vaccinations per day," he added.
As of September 26, Cagayan de Oro has vaccinated a total of 397,976 individuals, 242,472 got their first dose of the vaccines, while 155,504 were fully vaccinated.
Among the 397,976 vaccinees, 306,816 were vaccinated in city-run vaccination sites, and 91,160 were vaccinated in Cagayan de Oro hospitals.
Of the 306,816 individuals vaccinated in city-run vaccination sites, 28,950 were frontline healthcare workers, 55,136 were senior citizens, 82,162 were persons with comorbidities, 126,967 were essential frontline workers, 10,294 were from the A5 priority group, and 3,307 were from the Filipino-Chinese community.
"At the rate we're doing, di pa nato makuha ang herd immunity by December, di pa kaya. Akong tan-aw makaabtan pa nig Enero," Moreno said.
The city said they are targeting to achieve herd immunity by December so that Kagay-anons can celebrate Christmas as close to normal as possible.
"So paningkamot lang gyud ta and we just have to look for ways to improve on what we're doing. Although maayo man ang atong lakaw. Pero we just have to keep on improving," Moreno said.