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Zambales target: 5 percent of population now fully vaccinated

A resident of San Marcelino town, Zambales province receives the one-shot Janssen COVID vaccine made by Johnson & Johnson. PHOTO FROM SAN MARCELINO PIO

SAN ANTONIO, Zambales—At least 2,715 more people in the province have been fully vaccinated against SARS Cov2, the virus that causes COVID-19, as local government units continued conducting mass vaccination for residents on priority lists.

As of Tuesday (July 26,) a total of 21,738 residents had been fully vaccinated, including 1,421 recipients of the single-dose Janssen vaccine of Johnson & Johnson.

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The remaining 20,317 received complete doses of other brands of vaccines (15,367 received the CoronaVac and 4,950 received the  AstraZeneca).

Dr. Noel Bueno, provincial health director, said a total of 60,150 doses of vaccines have already been administered.

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So far, the number of fully vaccinated residents in Zambales represents five percent of the target population.

The province needs to vaccinate 400,000 of its 590,800 residents to achieve herd immunity.

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