MORE than 4.7 million individuals in Central Visayas have been fully vaccinated against coronavirus disease (Covid-19).

As of July 4, 2022, at least 4,734,806 individuals or 72.04 percent of the 6,572,248 target population in the region have received either their second dose or have been vaccinated with the single-dose Janssen vaccine.

Data from the Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH 7) also showed that about 75.51 percent or 4,962,755 individuals have so far been vaccinated with the first dose, including Janssen.

Mandaue City had the highest vaccination rate as it exceeded its target population with 103.16 percent or 341,311 fully vaccinated individuals.

With a target of 330,860 population, the city already vaccinated about 108.52 percent or 359,051 individuals with the first dose.

It was followed by Lapu-Lapu City with 101.16 percent or 376,652 fully vaccinated individuals of the 372,333 target population.

Lapu-Lapu City also vaccinated 108 percent or 402,138 individuals of the target population.

Cebu City, on the other hand, fully vaccinated 90.46 percent or 761,443 individuals of the 841,724 target population.

Meanwhile, Siquijor had the highest vaccination rate among the four provinces in Central Visayas at 92.21 percent or 75,835 fully vaccinated individuals.

The province, however, had the lowest target population among the provinces and three highly urbanized cities (HUCs), at only 82,244.

Bohol had a 71.59 percent vaccination rate or 798,483 fully vaccinated individuals.

Cebu had a 64.22 percent rate or 1,722,033 fully vaccinated individuals, while Negros Oriental had the lowest vaccination rate among the provinces at 57.39 percent or 659,049 fully vaccinated individuals.

While Cebu is low in vaccination rate, it had the biggest number of vaccinated individuals among the provinces and HUCs in the region.

With a target of 2,681,313, Cebu Province already vaccinated 65.65 percent or 1,760,269 individuals for the first dose or single dose.