ILOILO City has fully vaccinated 263,907 residents as of October 5, 2021, in an effort to boost people's protection against Covid-19, City Health Office reported.
This is 50.27 percent of the target 525,000 population, including 425,000 residents and 100,000 non-residents to be vaccinated to achieve herd immunity against the virus.
“The half of the herd immunity achievement is already a milestone. We hope this will entice everyone to get vaccinated and grab the chance given to them,” Mayor Jerry Treñas said.
The 63,058 who got their first dose are waiting for schedules of second dose depending on their respective brand's prescribed intervals.
The metropolis is utilizing for more than a thousand capacity the megasites including Ateneo de Iloilo, Central Philippine University, University of San Agustin, University of the Philippines Visayas, and Iloilo City National High School; and malls Megaworld Festive Transport Hub, Robinsons Jaro, and SM City.
Barangay-based sites serve hundreds and some hospitals are also catering to more than a hundred. (PR)