DAVAO City has fully vaccinated 94.35 percent of the targeted population to achieve herd immunity in the city and only 154,267 or 11.87 percent have received the booster shot.

On Monday, January 24, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio said during a radio interview that the City Government has fully vaccinated 1,226,505 individuals or 94.35 percent of the total target population for herd immunity, while the first dose has reached 98 percent or 1,280,467.

However, only 154,267 or 11.87 percent have been vaccinated for the booster dose despite the 1.2 million individuals who are already fully vaccinated.

At the start of the vaccination rollout, Davao City targeted 1,299,894 vaccinated persons to achieve herd immunity.

According to Davao City Covid-19 Task Force spokesperson Dr. Michelle Schlosser, the current roll out of the booster dose is not enough since the booster shot is needed since the city is currently experiencing a surge that could last until March 2022.

“Kay karon na naa na tay surge, paspasan na nato kay nagpabilin na open atong vaccination site (Since we are in a surge, we have to hasten our vaccination that is why we keep our vaccination sites open,” said Schlosser.

Data from the City Government showed that 58,705 health care workers are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus and 63,934 have received their first dose.

In the vulnerable sector, 104,331 senior citizens are fully vaccinated while 111,355 are on their first dose. Some 171,317 individuals, tagged as adults with comorbidities, have also received their second dose, while 188,462 received their first dose.

Also, 112,903 pediatric vaccinees for minors aged 12 to 17 years old, 624,418 essential workers, and 122,655 indigents are fully vaccinated, along with 3,091 minors with comorbidities.