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Dagupan City hits target herd immunity vs COVID-19

By: - Correspondent / @yzsoteloINQ
/ 05:26 PM January 27, 2022

Unvaccinated Dagupan residents and those needing booster shots rush to the Dagupan City Astrodome for COVID-19 jabs after the city government announced its implementation of “No vax, no entry” policy in the city’s establishments in this photo taken Jan. 5. (Photo by Willie Lomibao)

DAGUPAN CITY—This city has achieved herd immunity after 129,586 residents received two doses of the vaccine that fights COVID-19.

The figure reflects 101.75 percent of the target 127,351 eligible population of the city, the public information office said, quoting the City Health Office. Dagupan has a population of 181,586 as of 2021.

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But as of Jan. 25, the city recorded 603 active COVID-19 cases after logging 26 new infections.

After the city’s COVID-19 cases went down to a single digit in December last year, the infections spiked again in the first week of January, and health authorities said this could be due to the highly infectious Omicron variant.

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