80% of Muntinlupa’s target population now fully vaccinated vs COVID-19

Published November 3, 2021, 11:58 AM

by Jonathan Hicap

More than 310,000 people in Muntinlupa are now fully vaccinated against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

According to the Muntinlupa City Health Office, as of Nov. 2, 310,011 individuals have received their full dose of the vaccine consisting of 304,537 vaccinated by the city government and 5,474 in private companies in the city.

A health worker at Ospital ng Muntinlupa vaccinating a minor (MunCoVac)

The total represents 80.37 percent of Muntinlupa’s target population of 385,725, or 70 percent of the estimated total population of 551,036. There are 75,714 people remaining to be vaccinated to achieve the target.

In addition, 344,518 individuals have received their first dose of the vaccine, or 93.3 percent of Muntinlupa’s target population. The total consists of 344,518 vaccinated by the city government and 15,394 in private companies in Muntinlupa.

Of the 310,011 individuals who are fully vaccinated, 12,189 belongs to the A1 priority group (health workers); 27,751 are A2 (senior citizens); 77,042 are A3 (persons with comorbidities); 125,808 are A4 (essential workers); 67,212 are A5 (indigent population), and nine to the rest of the adult population (ROAP).

Included in the 344,518 individuals who got the first dose are 723 minors aged 12 to 17 years old.

As of Nov. 1, 16,399 minors have registered for vaccination in Muntinlupa, or 29.6 percent of the estimated total population of 55,391 for the age group. Of the total registrants, 1,363, or 8.31 percent, have comorbidities.

The country’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had earlier approved the use of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines for 12 years old and above.

During the “Laging Handa” public briefing on Nov. 2, Health Undersecretary Myrna Cabotaje, chairperson of the National Vaccination Operation Center, said as of Oct. 31, 37,964 minors with comorbidities have been vaccinated in the country.

She said in the National Capital Region (NCR), 8,581,601 individuals are now fully vaccinated, or 87.78 percent of the target 70 percent of the Metro Manila population of 9,776,356.