Baguio City, Philippines – The directive to search at least 11,000 elderlies around the city of Baguio for the inoculation campaign successfully reached 24,867 senior citizens translating to 77 percent vaccination rate of the A2 target.
Baguio City Public Information Office reported that the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) recorded 32,202 registered senior citizens, of which 77% of them are already fully immunized, while 2,053 or 6 percent have yet to receive their second dose.
With regard to the remaining 5,285 or 17 percent unvaccinated senior citizens, a search is being conducted by the Barangay Health Emergency Response Team (BHERTs) in coordination with their local officials.
The action being undertaken, according to Dr. Rowena Galpo of the City Health Services Office, is to ensure that all elderly will be protected from the deadly virus.
In the report, it said that the focus of vaccination centers last weekend was for the senior citizens who received their first dose of Moderna vaccine. Some, at an earlier date, chose to take the one-shot Janssen vaccine of Johnson and Johnson.
Meantime, Mayor Benjamin Magalong, in a forum on Wednesday, said that the vaccination efforts for the said sector are felt as observed in the decreasing number of deaths among the group since April this year.
Meantime, as part of the city’s move in enabling the population of the elderly sector to be inoculated, Magalong announced that cash incentives will be awarded to any barangay local government unit that could reach a 95 percent vaccination rate among their elders.
Cash incentives of P50,000; P30,000; P20,000; and consolation prizes will be given based on their accomplishment to be awarded during the Baguio Day on September 1.
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