The Davao City government is accelerating its inoculation of the eligible population as the city’s vaccination cluster continues to educate individuals on the importance of getting protected against the coronavirus disease.
Citing data from the Davao City Vaccination Cluster as of July 4, 2021, a total of 248,285 were already given as first dose while 52,038 were administered as the second dose. Those who have received two doses are considered fully vaccinated.
A total of 300,321 doses have been administered across different active vaccination sites in the city.
Of the figure, 42,996 healthcare workers (A1) have already received their first shot while 27,247 are now fully vaccinated.
Under the A2 category or senior citizens, 73,054 have received their first dose while 13,072 are now fully vaccinated.
The vaccination cluster also said that 94,828 persons with comorbidities (A3) have received their first jab, while 11,579 have received their two doses.
The city government continues its COVID-19 inoculation drive to the economic workers or the A4 group this week with 30,720 eligible individuals having received their first dose against COVID-19.
Also, at least 6,685 indigents were given their first dose while 140 already received their second dose as Davao City started inoculating those in the A5 sector, specifically for residents belonging to IP communities in Marilog.
The city government has been administering anti-Covid vaccines such as the American firm’s Pfizer, Russia’s Sputnik V, China’s Sinovac, and Britain’s AstraZeneca.
Meanwhile, Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte hopes to accelerate the city’s vaccination drive to slow down the trend of COVID-19 cases in the city.
“Earlier, nahurot na ang Pfizer na gihatag, ang naa nalang sa atoa ang Sinovac na gi-roll out for A4 category or frontliner workers. Hopefully, mapaspas nato ang atong vaccination so that mubaba cases nato, bisan dli nato ma achieve ang herd immunity that is our hope (We have already consumed all our supply of Pfizer vaccines. What we are using now is the Sinovac for the A4 category or frontline workers. Hopefully, we can speed up our vaccination to slow down our cases even if we cannot achieve herd immunity in time – that is our hope),” Duterte said.
Davao City is expecting more deliveries of COVID-19 shots as the National COVID-19 Task Force promised to send more vaccines, especially in areas frequently experiencing case surges.
As of Monday, July 5, the city has recorded 25,740 COVID-19 cases, of which, 4,456 are active, 20,382 have recovered and 902 have died. CIO