Apayao to vaccinate over 3,000 on Vax Days2
By Redjie Melvic Cawis
BAGUIO CITY (PIA) — The Apayao Vaccination Operations Center (VOC) aims to vaccinate more than 3,000 individuals in the second round of the nationwide vaccination program of the national government in an effort to jab as many Filipinos as possible against the COVID-19.
Provincial Health Officer 1 Dr. Mark Calban said that the province is targeting a total of 3,306 of its eligible population to be inoculated during the “Bayanihan Bakunahan” National Vaccination Days Program Part 2 on December 15 to 17.
The municipalities of Conner and Kabugao have the highest targets with 1,641 and 984 or a daily target of 547 and 328 individuals, respectively. These towns have the least number of vaccinated persons to date.
For the other municipalities,Pudtol has a target of 270; Flora -192; Calanasan -141, and Sta. Marcela with 78 persons.
The municipality of Luna has not been given target for the three-day activity as it has already surpassed the target vaccination coverage. 14,575 of its eligible population have received COVID 19 shots for a 104 percent rate.
In the December 8 data of the Apayao VOC, the province has recorded 57,902 fully vaccinated individuals or 66 percent of the targeted population for the herd immunity.
The other municipalities that have recorded more than 70% of their target population are Sta Marcela (79%), Calanasan (76%), Flora (74%) and Pudtol (72%).
During the first round of the national vaccination program, the province of Apayao had the highest percentage of vaccinated individuals in the entire Cordillera region with 83% or 14,965 vaccinated out of the 17,961 target given.
Calban called on the people of Apayao particularly those who are included as eligible population who are not yet vaccinated and those due for their second dose or booster shots to proceed to the different vaccination sites to get their vaccines for protection against the COVID-19.
He said that the provincial government thru Governor Eleanor Bulut Begtang with the municipal LGUs have been encouraging I-apayaos to get vaccinated and be protected against the severe effect of the COVID-19 especially with the reported new variant. (JDP/RMC- PIA CAR)