DOH cites Quezon City for high vaccination rate

Published December 7, 2021, 6:30 PM

by Aaron Homer Dioquino

The Department of Health (DOH) in the National Capital Region cited on Monday, Dec. 6, the Quezon City for being one of the cities in Metro Manila with the highest COVID-19 vaccination rate.

The certificate of recognition from the DOH was received by Mayor Joy Belmonte, City Health Department officer-in-charge Dr. Esperanza Arias, and QC Vax to Normal action officer Dr. Malou Eleria.

As of Dec. 6, the local government has administered a total of 4,090,383 doses of COVID-19 vaccine.

(QUEZON CITY GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL FACEBOOK PAGE/MANILA BULLETIN)

The city has inoculated 1,856,957 individuals with the second dose, or 109. 23 percent of its 1.7 million target population; while 2,021,578 residents and workers have received their first dose.

There are also 181,496 minors both with and without comorbidities who already got their COVID-19 jabs.

Mayor Belmonte and the local government thanked all the vaccinated QCitizens for helping the city achieve the population protection from COVID-19.

Meanwhile, the city has recorded 177,886 recoveries from COVID-19, which is 98.84 percent of its 179,977 total cases as of Dec. 7.

 
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