86% of Olongapo's target population now vaxxed vs COVID-19 | Inquirer News

86% of Olongapo’s target population now vaxxed vs COVID-19

/ 06:48 PM December 28, 2021

A resident of Olongapo City is getting inoculated against COVID-19 during a mass vaccination at one of the main vaccination sites in the city. (Photo courtesy of Olongapo City Information Office)

OLONGAPO CITY, Philippines — At least 156, 749 residents or 86 percent of the target eligible population had been inoculated with the first dose of the vaccine against COVID-19, local data showed on Tuesday, Dec. 28.

The city needs to vaccinate 182,000 of its 260, 000-population to achieve herd immunity.


About 75 percent of the target or 127, 690 residents had been fully inoculated against the viral disease, according to the local task force.


The local government had also administered 1,881 vaccine boosters to healthcare workers.

More than 3,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccines, including booster shots were administered in this city on Monday, as the local government resumed its mass vaccination after the Christmas holiday.

The city government said part of the latest rollout were 300 doses for adults and another 300 doses for minors ages 12 to 17 who got inoculated for the first time.

A total of 1,500 second doses were also allocated for the rollout at the SMX Convention Center inside the SM Olongapo Central.

At least 1,000 more booster shots were administered to those belonging to the A1 to A3 (medical frontliners, senior citizens, and those with comorbidities) who have completed their primary series of the vaccines for six months now.

According to health authorities, the first doses and the booster shots were administered on a “first-come, first-served” basis. INQ

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