Zambales to vaccinate 13,500 residents vs COVID-19 in 5 days | Inquirer News

Zambales to vaccinate 13,500 residents vs COVID-19 in 5 days

/ 01:38 PM September 29, 2022
Zambales to vaccinate 13,500 residents vs COVID-19 in 5 days

COVID-19 vaccination is ongoing in Sta. Cruz town, Zambales as the province joins the nationwide special vaccination drive (Photo courtesy of Sta. Cruz Municipal Health Office)

SAN ANTONIO, Zambales — This province targets to vaccinate at least 13,500 residents against COVID-19 as it joins the nationwide special vaccination drive.

Dr. Noel Bueno, provincial health director, said municipal health offices in 13 towns would administer the second dose of vaccines and booster shots.

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Bueno said the vaccination drive started Tuesday and end on Friday.

So far, only 407,753 residents, or 62.77 percent of the province’s population, have been vaccinated against COVID-19.

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At least 22,493 residents, or 3.36-percent, were waiting for their second dose, while 219,369, or 33.77-percent, have yet to be vaccinated against the viral disease.

Meanwhile, four towns became COVID-free as the active cases stood at 15.

A total of 12,380 cases had been recorded in the province since 2020. Of this figure, at least 11,649 had recovered, and 716 had died. INQ

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