8,889 health workers vaccinated in Baguio

Published April 1, 2021, 11:57 AM

by Zaldy Comanda

BAGUIO CITY — The city government has inoculated  8,889 or 98.19 percent out of the  9,053 health workers and frontliners who belong to the first priority group in the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination program here.

City Health Officer Rowena Galpo said that as of March 29, they have a 100.05 percent utilization rate of the city’s vaccine allocation of 8,885 vials.

Galpo said among those given their first vaccine doses were workers in public and private hospitals, isolation facilities, primary health care units and clinics, social workers, Barangay Health Emergency Response Teams (BHERTs), contact tracers and allied health profession staff, students, and faculty members undertaking clinical duties.

Last March 31, the CHSO started immunizing persons 18- to 59-years- old with comorbidities as the available vaccine Sinovac cannot be given to senior citizens who were supposed to be inoculated after the health workers.

Senior citizens will have their turn once the prescribed AstraZeneca vaccine for their age group arrives  this April.

Galpo said the city received last March 25 its third batch of vaccine allocation from the national government consisting of 21,600 vials of Sinovac which were among those utilized in the vaccination program.