Bataan still below target vaxx rate, says governor
Bataan is still below the new vaccination target set by the Department of Health (DOH), according to Bataan Governor Albert Garcia, as he urged all unvaccinated residents to get jabbed.
“Once again, we ask for the cooperation of everyone in our commitment to give protection to ourselves and our loved ones against the danger of Covid-19. Thank you very much and continue to take care of all of us,” the governor said in a Facebook post.
Under the latest DOH memorandum, the new target of Bataan for 2022 national vaccine deployment and vaccination program against Covid-19 will be to vaccinate 100 percent of the provincial population.
Based on the 2022 Philippine Statistics Authority estimate, the population of Bataan is 862,233, including those aged 11 years old and below.
“With these data based on the latest record of the Provincial Health Office (PHO), it appears that only 59 percent are considered fully vaccinated while 66 percent are partially vaccinated in the province,” Garcia said.
The PHO report showed that 568,933 (66 percent) have received the first dose while 507,863 (59 percent) are already fully vaccinated. Administered with the booster shot were 58,659 individuals.
“We will continue to strengthen our vaccination program in all 30 inoculation sites in 11 towns and one city in the province and the vax on wheels,” Garcia said.
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