02 July 2021 – As of June 30, a total of 95,020 received first and second jabs of the four brands of Covid vaccine; from the 109,921 registered Baguio vaccinees.

This is a validated report from the Department of Health (DOH), in corroboration with the City Health Services Office Physician Khecy Manuel-Colas and Risk Communication Management Officer Cecile Agpawa, as supervised by HSO head Dr. Rowena Galpo.

The vaccines were administered in five mega-sites: the University of Baguio gymnasium, Saint Louis University gymnasium, Saint Louis Center High School department at St. Vincent, SM Parking area, and Baguio Country Club. Other sites may be opened through philanthropic individuals and organizations pending training and assurance of availability of health workers and volunteers.

For the A1 or health workers, there are 19,691 registered HW with 17,272 (87.72%) jabbed with the first dose and 12,434 (71.99%) completing both first and second doses.

Registered senior citizens or A2 in the city are 29,845 with 19,955 (66.86%) having the first dose and 7,926 (39.72%) with the second dose.

There are 23,558 registered adults with comorbidities or A3 priority for vaccination, with 106.92% or 25,188 completing the first dose. Only 4,800 or 19.06 % completed both doses.

There is however a wastage of 161 doses, 0.45% of the total doses, due to manufacturing defects.

As of June 30, there are 20,536 registered essential workers (A4) in the city with 6,390 vaccinated for the first dose, as with 600 vaccinated A5s (indigent population), still with the first dose.

Pre-registration through is urged for all priority groups.            

As to vaccine brands, 52,929 vaccinees had Sinovac; 18,499 had AstraZeneca; 5,318 had Gamaleya, and 18,170 with Pfizer.  Said vaccine brands are administered as they arrive, Risk Communication Team Officer Cecile Agpawa reiterated.

Individuals with comorbidities (A3) are requested to bring legitimate medical certificates from physicians, in order to be vaccinated.

Fast lanes for special care individuals are conducted in UB, SLU and SM Parking, it was announced.

Mobile vaccination (MoVacc) for home-bound individuals is also done through a team, supervised by Assistant HSO head Celia Flor Brillantes. Registration is done through and the barangay or district health office.  

Priority for vaccination are as follows: frontline health workers, those 60 years and above, adults with comorbidities, front liners and the working sector, and the indigent population.

The rest follows teachers and social workers, other government and essential workers, those at high risk other than senior citizens, overseas foreign workers, and the rest of the population. – Julie G. Fianza with reports from the CHSO