The Mandaluyong City government announced on Monday, Dec. 6, that it has already deployed more than one million COVID-19 vaccines amid the ongoing pandemic and the threat of the Omicron variant.
Alvin Fundador, 15, of Barangay Mauway was the recipient of the one millionth jab after receiving his first dose at the Shangri-La Plaza Red Carpet Cinema Vaccination site.
Mandaluyong City Mayor Menchie Abalos gave a certificate of recognition and gift certificate to Fundador from the city government.
According to the City Health Office (CHO), a total of 1,003,199 vaccines have been administered in the city as of Dec. 6. A total of 519,142 residents have received their first dose, while 481,216 have been fully vaccinated. Meanwhile, 18,940 booster shots have been administered ito the city’s medical frontliners, senior citizens, and persons with comorbidities priority groups.
Abalos also reported that the city recorded only one new case on Dec. 5, which proves that the city’s massive anti-COVID-19 efforts and the diligent participation of the public in following the minimum health protocols effectively work in preventing the spread of the virus.
“I am now reminding those who are eligible to get their booster shots to get it right away,” Abalos said.
“The Omicron variant is a new threat but the vaccines we have right now can protect us from it,” she added.