DOH inoculates over 100,000 priority individuals in CagVal

Tuguegarao City TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, May 22 (PIA) - - The Department of Health (DOH) region 2 has already vaccinated 101, 384 individuals who belong to the priority A1 to 3 in Cagayan Valley region. 

Janriel Lavadia, vaccination focal person, said of the total number as of writing, 48, 714 are health care workers, 33, 883 are senior citizens and 187, 425 individuals with comorbidities. The number is equivalent to 16.56 percent vaccination rate from the 612, 232 targeted A1 to 3 priority individuals.

Mayor Jefferson Soriano (left) supervises vaccination rollout in Tuguegarao City. (PIA)

There were already 143, 895 doses of vaccines delivered to the provinces to include 60, 810 Sinovac brand, 82,500 AstraZeneca and 585 Pfizer. 

"The Pfizer brand was given only for the province of Quirino because they have a cold storage facility that meets the required temperature of the said vaccine brand," Lavadia said. 

He also added that there are remaining 1, 500 doses undelivered vaccines to the coastal municipalities of the region. 

"We are now arranging for the schedules of delivery of the remaining vaccines to the coastal towns. We hope to complete the delivery as soon as possible," Lavadia said. 

In terms of consumption rate, the department has already recorded 69.73 percent. Pfizer registered the highest consumption rate of 97.95 percent, followed by Sinovac with 98.09 percent and AstraZeneca with 49 percent. 

Lavadia also said there were 3, 232 deferrals because they have symptoms during their scheduled vaccination, some were infected of the virus and others have exposure to COVID-19.

He also added that they were also 385 who refused to be vaccinated due to religious or personal belief and fear to be vaccinated.  (OTB/PIA-Cagayan)



Source: Philippines Information Agency (pia.gov.ph)

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