CHSO revives Vaxx in the Park, drive thru to up booster shot takers

CHSO revives Vaxx in the Park, drive thru to up booster shot takers

The City Health Services Office revived its vaccination in the park and drive thru vaccination efforts to uptick booster dose takers as cases of coronavirus disease 2019 increased in Baguio in the past weeks.

Aside from the usual schedule of vaccination in district health centers and at SM L2 Terraces area, the CHSO opens a jab site at Malcom Square to serve the public daily from 8AM to 12NN.

The city likewise revived the drive thru vaccination system now at the Baguio Convention Center every Friday from 8AM to 2PM to cater to those with vehicles.

Interested individuals to have their primary vaccines against COVID-19 or booster doses must bring their QR code or vaccination cards/certificates and one valid ID.

Per national guidelines from the Department of health, first and second dose COVID-19 vaccines will be administered from ages 5 years old and above. The administration of the first booster dose is still limited to 12 years old and above while the second booster dose will be administered to immunocompromised individuals aged 18 and above, health workers and senior citizens.

Data from the CHSO as of August 15, 2022 shows 33,345 senior citizens had their first dose which is 123.67% of 26,963 target population; and, 32,635 individuals with second dose or 121.04% of the target population. Of the target population, 21,731 or 80.60% had their booster dose 1; and, 6,367 or 23.61% had their booster dose 2.

For the age group 18-59 years old; 263,013 individuals were vaccinated with first dose equivalent to 146.10% of the target population of 180,024; at least 251,349 had their second dose or 139.62%; 117,116 or 65.06% had their booster dose 1 and 7,115 or 3.95% had their booster dose 2.

As to 12-17 age group, 37,456 individuals had their first dose equivalent to 132.98% or the target population of 28,167 while 36,248 had their second dose or 128.69%; and 4,838 or 17.18% availed their first booster dose.

For the 5-11 age group, only 60.69% or 19,949 availed their first dose and 53.35% or 17,534 availed their second dose out of the 70% PSA target population of 32,869.

In total, the city was able to vaccinate 268,022 individuals aged 5 years old and above the target population; 353,763 or 131.99% with at least one dose; 337,766 or 126.02% are fully vaccinated; 14,715 or 53.62% availed with booster dose 1. – JMPS