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Over 1.4M Bulacan residents already got jabs vs COVID-19

By: - Correspondent / @inquirerdotnet
/ 02:41 PM October 02, 2021
Vaccination rollout in Bulacan. Image from Facebook / Provincial Government of Bulacan

Vaccination rollout in Bulacan. Image from Facebook / Provincial Government of Bulacan

CITY OF MALOLOS — Officials said Saturday that more than 1.4 million residents in Bulacan are now vaccinated, bringing the province closer to getting at least half of its 2.8 million population targeted for herd immunity protected against COVID-19.

Dr. Hjordis Marushka Celis, Bulacan COVID-19 Task Force vice chair, said 651,418, out of 1,400,793, have received two doses of the vaccine while the rest or 749,375 received the first dose.

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Celis told Inquirer that the national government promised an increase in the allocation of vaccines for the province.

Bulacan has more than 3.2 million population. About 70 percent or 2.8 million are targeted for herd immunity.

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Celis said most of those who are vaccinated are the frontliners; workers, particularly in construction and manufacturing sector; persons with co-morbidity; senior citizens; and common residents.

As of Saturday, Bulacan’s active cases declined to 1,728 from more than 2,000 in the previous week and up to more than 4,700 during the third week of August. Total COVID-19 cases reached 71,910 with 68,506 recoveries and 1,307 deaths since the pandemic started last year.

Governor Daniel Fernando said these recent developments give residents hope and joy in time for Christmas.

Fernando urged the residents to continue being vigilant in observing the minimum health protocols.

Bulacan remains under modified enhanced community quarantine until October 15.

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