Over 72% Eligible Population Vaccinated In Baguio

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BAGUIO CITY – The city government has inoculated with coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines around 72.42 percent of its eligible population or those who are 18 years old and above.

Based on the recent report of the Health Service Office (HSO) on August 23, the city has given full doses to 89,918 of the population belonging to the A1 or those in the medical field, A2 or the elderly, A3 or those with comorbidities, A4 or the economic sector, and A5 or the indigent population categories.

In total, there are 214,714 residents who have received either one dose or full doses of the vaccine compared to the estimated 296,460 eligible population. The report added that 124,796 have received their first dose of the vaccine.

At present, only 81,746 of the eligible population have not been vaccinated.

For his part, Mayor Benjamin Magalong said the city is targeting at least 95 percent of its target to achieve herd immunity.

He said the city has been receiving its vaccine allocation from the Department of Health and had also allocated funds for the purchase of AstraZeneca vaccines for the 190,000 population.

“Nobody will be left behind in the vaccination program. We will have enough vaccines for everybody,” the mayor said. /Liza Agoot (PNA)