Demand for Covid-19 vaccines up

Demand for Covid-19 vaccines up

It’s been a while since COVID-19 vaccination lines were seen in the city’s inoculation sites.  But queues are back as seen Sunday (July 31, 2022) morning at the vaccination station set up at Malcolm Square. 

Health workers say vaccination rate increases every time there is a rise in COVID-19 cases in the city.

As of July 31, active cases have breached the 300 mark with the city listing a single day turnout of 81 cases last July 30,  the highest since the city experienced a letup from February to May 29.

Cases recorded were less than 1 from May 23-29 then started to increase on May 30 and had not gone down since. 

The city’s highest number of cases in a day was 785 recorded on January 20 at the height of the omicron (original variant) surge.

The good news is the majority of the patients now have been having only mild symptoms and being managed at home sparing the city’s health care system from being overwhelmed.

Deaths also occurred sparingly and most belonged to the vulnerable groups and were unvaccinated. – Aileen P. Refuerzo