Almost 70% of SBMA workers now fully vaccinated against COVID-19
SUBIC BAY FREEPORT — About 70 percent of the employees of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as the agency inches closer to herd immunity, an official said on Thursday, Oct. 14.
In a statement, Wilma Eisma, SBMA chair and administrator, said the high full-vaccination rate was due to the intensified vaccination program that the agency carried out in the last five months.
Out of the 2,238 SBMA employees, a total of 1,561 or 69.75 percent already received their full dose of Covid-19 vaccines, while 513 or 22.92 percent got their first vaccine shots.
“This leaves just 164 or 7.33 percent of the total SBMA manpower personnel yet unvaccinated,” Eisma said
She said more agency workers are expected to be fully vaccinated in the next two months based on the vaccine allocations from the Department of Health and private sources.
“Right now, we’re looking forward to a full-vaccination rate of more than 90 percent — which is the new target for herd immunity — for our employees by December,” Eisma said.
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