CAGAYAN DE ORO, PHILIPPINES — The immunization program medical coordinator to the CHO (City Health Office), Dr. Ina Grace Chiu, stated that their efforts would be redoubled to meet the 100-day deadline given by the national government for their respective vaccination targets.
There are less than two months left of the 100-day deadline, so to ramp up its efforts, the CHO will deploy their medical teams to the city’s hinterland barangays.
“Based on the presidential 100-day directive on vaccination targets, we were able to vaccinate 172,261 of the targeted 227,591 of those aged 12 years old and older, while we vaccinated 48,947 of the targeted 54,124 senior citizens or about 37 percent and 81 percent respectively (as of August 8),” Dr. Chiu said during Monday morning’s press briefing.
“So our overall target for booster shots as of August 8 is 60,507 of whom 55,330 are those aged 12 years old and older and 5,177 are senior citizens,” she added.
The top ten barangays with the greatest number of residents with no booster shots are Bayanga, Besigan, Dansolihon, FS Catanico, Mambuaya, Pigsag-an, Taglimao, Tagpangi, Tignapoloan, and Tumpagon.
“The residents there were unable to return for their booster shots. So we would schedule our visits to them to administer their booster shots. We already visited some of these barangays last week but still, we will return to these areas,” she added.
Dr. Chiu also confirmed that the City Hall would start the vaccination and administration of booster shots to their employees and their immediate family on Friday.
Meanwhile, Atty. Roy Hilario Raagas urged city hall employees and their families to take advantage of the COVID-19 vaccination on August 12, Friday.
The mobile vaccination will be available for first and second dose for children, and first and second booster dose for 12 years old and above, the immunocompromised adults, healthcare workers, senior citizens, and individuals with comorbidities.
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