Vaccination status for priority groups

Data show that government and private essential workers dominate the vaccine roll-out program in the city.

This was reported by City Health Services Office head Dr. Rowena Galpo during the regular management committee meeting attended by Mayor Benjamin Magalong and City Administrator Engr. Bonifacio dela Pena and other executives last Tuesday.

The distribution shows that on Oct. 10 to 16, or Week 33 of the vaccination program, there were 9,742 or 59% essential workers (A4) who availed of the vaccines; 14% or 2,327 (A6) rest of the population; 13% or 2,085 (A5) indigent population; 9% or 1,425 (A3) adults with comorbidities; 474 or 3% (A1) health workers and their household; and 2% or 342 (A2) senior citizens.

Workers in the government agencies, in the market, different industries, academe, business establishments and tourism workers are covered in the vaccination roll-out.  

More senior citizens, at least 93% have also been vaccinated, Mayor Magalong confirmed. As of the last report from the Management and Information Technology Division (MITD), there were 31,894 registered elderlies in the city.

Some of them have availed of the Mobile Vaccination (Movacc) in their homes, while others went to district (Divacc), Satellite (Satvacc) or at the megasites, for the vaccine brands Gamaleya, Sinovac, Pfizer, Astrazeneca, Moderna and the one-dose Janssen and Janssen.

 As of now, calls are conducted for registration at for 15 to 17, and later for 12 to 14 year olds. According to the mayor, only vaccine brands approved Moderna and Pfizer shall be used for the youth. — Julie G. Fianza