CIW COVID data: 198 fully vaccinated, 2,908 get 1st dose, 237 decline vaccination

Published September 5, 2021, 10:11 AM

by Jeffrey Damicog


A total of 198 inmates at the Correctional Institution for Women (CIW) in Mandaluyong City, including six who were released last Sept. 1, had been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

In a statement, CIW said that 2,908 of the 3,337 CIW inmates had received their first dose as of Aug. 31.

But it said that 237 inmates declined their vaccinations “due to varied individual viewpoints and other circumstances.” CIW’s statement did not state what it would do to those who declined.

Aside from the inmates, “138 of the 157 personnel at the CIW have been fully vaccinated, with the other 19 opted not to be vaccinated due to medical reasons,” it said.

It said the vaccination of its personnel and inmates was made possible through the Mandaluyong City local government.

“The CIW family headed by CTSSupt. [Virginia] Mangawit expresses its profound gratitude to the City Health Office, along with volunteers-vaccinators from the Bureau of Fire Protection, the City Risk Reduction Management Office, the Emergency Medical System, and the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, for dedicating their time to inoculate all PDLs who had given their consent,” it added.