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Zambales starts COVID-19 vaccination of indigents

/ 03:50 PM September 01, 2021
COVID-19 vaccination in San Marcelino Zambales

A resident of San Marcelino town in Zambales province is getting a shot of the vaccine against COVID-19. (Photo courtesy of San Marcelino Public Information Office)

SAN ANTONIO, Zambales––This province has started inoculating indigent residents as it continued to hold its mass vaccination against COVID-19.

Data from the provincial health office on Wednesday, Sept. 1, showed that 120 indigents were given their first dose of either Sinovac or AstraZeneca vaccine.

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They were among the 49,917 residents who have been administered the first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine.

So far, 57,038 residents, or 13.7 percent of the target population of the province, have been fully vaccinated against the disease.

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Aside from Sinovac or AstraZeneca, the province has also been administering Moderna and the single-shot Janssen vaccine from Johnson & Johnson.

The province needs to inoculate at least 413,560 of its 590,800-population to achieve herd immunity.

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