65,207 yet to avail of Covid-19 vaccine second dose in Cordillera – DOH

Published August 11, 2022, 5:29 PM

by Comanda Rizaldy C.

BAGUIO CITY – The Department of Health-Cordillera said only 5.5 percent or 65,027 individuals out of the total target population of 1,286,637 in the region have not yet been vaccinated with the second dose against Covid-19.

The Department of Health-Cordillera said as of August 10, out of the target population, 1,282,017 or 99.64 percent had the first dose while 1,221,610 or 94.95 percent were fully vaccinated.

This city has the highest percentage of vaccinated target population since the implementation of the vaccine roll-out.

Out of the target population of 268,022, 353,275 individuals or 131.81 percent received the first dose while 337,373 or 125.88 percent were fully vaccinated.

At present, 140,827 individuals or 52.54 percent have received the first booster shot here which is now in an aggressive vaccine roll-out campaign in the second dose booster for senior citizens and vaccines for those 12 to 17 and five to 11 age group.

Abra is second with a high vaccine roll-out and out of the 176,360 target population, 211,412 or 119.87 percent were given the first dose while 208,589 or 118.27 percent were fully vaccinated.

In Benguet, which has the largest target population of 346,301, only 266,766 or 77.03 percent have been vaccinated with the first dose while only 249,705 or 72.11 percent have been fully vaccinated.

Kalinga, with a target population of 153,326, has 100.33 percent or 153,829 individuals vaccinated with the first dose, but only 97.47 percent or 149,448 have received the second dose.

Vaccine roll-out in Ifugao was low as out of the 146,639 target population, only 101,656 or 69.33 percent availed of the first dose and 94,662 or 64.56 percent vaccinated with the second dose.

Mountain Province only needs 12,278 persons to complete their total target of 109,278, as 96,362 or 88.18 percent have been fully vaccinated, while 101,334 or 92.73 percent have been vaccinated with the first dose.

Apayao, with a minimum target population of 86,720, exceeded as 211,412 or 119.87 percent have been vaccinated with the first dose and 208,589 or 118.27 percent were fully vaccinated.

The Department of Health called on local government units to continue the vaccine roll-out to enable the region to attain the target population to be fully vaccinated, up to the booster dose, while still facing the threat of Covid-19.