Nearly one million Central Visayans receive first dose of booster shots – DOH 7

CEBU CITY -- Close to one million people in Central Visayas have already received their first dose of Covid-19 booster shots.

Screenshot taken during the 'PinasLakas' booster event opening program in the University of Santo Tomas. (UST Facebook page)

Data from the Department of Health-Central Visayas (DOH 7) showed that as of Monday, Oct. 3, 993,779 individuals have already gotten their first dose of their booster shots.

The number is 36.8 percent of the DOH’s target.

The DOH 7 is looking to administer 2.7 million doses of first booster shots which means it still needs to inoculate over one million of first booster shots to achieve its target.

Through the 100-day PinasLakas COVID-19 Vaccination drive, the DOH 7 was able to inoculate 116,530 individuals for their booster shots.

Cebu province tallied the biggest population of individuals from aged 12 to 59 who received their booster shots at 198,479.

Cebu City came in second with 194,956, while Negros Oriental followed at 91,174.

Mandaue City has administered 85,257 doses of first boosters shot while 65,652 have received their booster shots in Lapu-Lapu City.