BAGUIO CITY – (25 June 2021) – Allotted vaccines are down to 19,533 with only the Pfizer brand available as Sinovac, Astrazeneca and Gamaleya are all used up for 82,800 jabs as of June 24.

Of the allotted 100,739 vaccines, 57,659 are for first dose and 43,080 as second dose, from all brands. Due to manufacture error, there is wastage of 137 doses equivalent to 0.39% from the total.   

As to vaccine brands, Sinovac was used as first and second dose to 48,430; Astrazeneca, 18,499; Gamaleya, 300; and Pfizer, 15,571 for a total of 82,800 jabs, at vaccine sites: University of Baguio gym, Saint Louis University gym, SLU school at Saint Vincent, SM Parking area and some at the Baguio Country Club site.

As to priority category, 28,789 were used for first and second doses of A1 or health workers; 26,611 for A2 or senior citizens; 26,019 for A3 or adults with comorbidities; the rest for A5 individuals.   

The validated report is from the Department of Health, in coordination with personnel from the Health Services Office, Dr. Khecy Manuel-Colas and Risk Management Officer Cecile Agpawa.

Vaccinees are reminded to pre-register with as numbers would determine vaccine request and allocation to different areas from the national government, Mayor Benjamin Magalong pointed out during the recent management committee meeting.

For the A3 or adults (18 to 59 years old) with comorbidities, documents or medical certificate/clearance as proof of illnesses are needed. Those in the A3 category are screened on site before vaccination.

Other health services include the fast lane for persons with infirmities, and mobile vaccine (Movacc) for senior citizens, persons with disabilities and those without access to vaccination sites. A movacc team moves around the barangays for said patients.             

Essential workers or A4 registration is ongoing. Essential workers are those in the commuter transport (land, air, water) and logistics; vendors in public and private  groceries, supermarkets supply and delivery; manufacture of food and pharmaceutical products, retail and delivery; financial workers both in the public and private sector; religious leaders; media, telecom and electricity services delivery; OFWs for deployment in two months; frontline government workers; law, justice and those in the social services; transport, quarantine and workers’ safety and Covid response; tax collection workers, those with the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), and Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

Registration for the indigent population or A5 is also ongoing. – Julie G. Fianza with reports from the CHSO