70% of SBMA workers now fully vaxxed; new target of 90% set
Almost 70 percent of Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) workers have received a full dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, bringing the freeport area closer to herd immunity.
According to SBMA chair and administrator Wilma Eisma, out of the 2,238 employees in the SBMA, a total of 1,561 or 69.75 percent have already received a complete vaccine dose.
On the other hand, 513 or 22.92 percent have already had their first jabs.
Only 164 or 7.33 percent of the total SBMA manpower personnel has not been vaccinated, Eisma said.
But Eisma said more agency workers are expected to be fully-vaccinated in the next two months as more vaccine allocations come in from the Department of Health and private sources.
“Right now, we’re looking forward to a full-vaccination rate of more than 90 percent — which is the new target for herd immunity — for our employees by December,” the SBMA head said.
“We’re doing everything that we can to get all our employees inoculated because, like the rest of the workforce in the Subic Bay Freeport, we need to get back to our normal work schedules to get the local economy going again,” Eisma said.
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