Bulacan administers over 2 million COVID-19 vaccines

Published October 28, 2021, 9:03 AM

by Freddie Velez

The Provincial Health Office (PHO) in Bulacan reported on Wednesday, Oct. 27, that the province has already administered a total of 2,009,498 doses of COVID-19 vaccines with the arrival of more than 90,000 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines this week.

(Photo courtesy of PPAO)

The PHO said that from this number, 1,123,117 doses were administered the 1st dose, while 886,381 are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. They said the fully vaccinated individuals comprised 34 percent of the 70 percent eligible population of 15 years old and above in the province.

The report also showed that from March to October 25, Bulacan has received a total of 2,753,790 doses of COVID-19 vaccines wherein 1,357,646 were Sinovac; 209,340 were AstraZeneca; 113,500 Janssen; 272,984 Moderna; 84,280 Sinopharm, and 716,040 Pfizer from the total doses of 625,950 on October 21.

As of Oct. 27, out of the total of 82,893 COVID-19 cases in the province, 80,656 or 97 percent have recovered, 840 or 1 percent are active cases 71 of which are admitted in the hospitals, 190 are in Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facilities, while 579 are under home isolation. There was 1 reported death that brought the total number of COVID-19 fatalities in Bulacan to 1,397.

Gov. Daniel R. Fernando reminded Bulakenyos to never let their guards down and to continue following the minimum public health protocols to curb the spread of COVID-19.

“Patuloy po tayong mag-ingat. Gumamit pa rin po tayo ng face mask at face shield, dahil sabi nga po ng Department of Health, kahit vaccinated na tayo, maaari pa rin tayong tamaan ng COVID-19,” (Let us always be cautious. Please continue to wear face masks and face shields because as the Department of Health said, even those who are vaccinated can still be infected with COVID-19),” Fernando said.

Last Monday, Fernando announced that 1,932,192 or 58 percent of Bulakenyos have already been vaccinated against COVID-19, of which 1,076,166 were given their first dose and 856,026 were fully vaccinated.