Tacloban brings COVID-19 vaccination drive to villages to inoculate bedridden seniors
TACLOBAN CITY—The vaccination program in this city will be brought to the barangays starting Wednesday, July 28, to inoculate bedridden seniors against COVID-19.
Mayor Alfred Romualdez said this would also help hasten the city’s inoculation campaign to achieve herd immunity.
On Wednesday, a team from the City Health Office went to the San Jose district, where 17 seniors received the Johnson & Johnson vaccines.
“We want (all qualified) Taclobanons to get the vaccine as it will save lives and for us to achieve herd immunity,” Romualdez said.
Dr. Gloria Fabrigas, city health officer, earlier said they needed to vaccinate 190,000 persons in the city to achieve herd immunity.
As of July 27, 63,447 Tacloban residents have received the vaccines based on Department of Health records in the region.
Of the number, 20,374 have been fully inoculated.
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