LONG QUEUES AS JABS PUSH GOES ON
Based on queues at the two vaccination sites, residents of Tacloban have gone past the hesitancy stage. This, after Mayor Alfred Romualdez, announced the inoculation rollout using the one-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID19 vaccine.
With the initial 10,000 doses of vaccine supply given to the City, Mayor Romualdez is prioritizing those under the vulnerable sector, especially the senior citizens, persons with disabilities, and those with comorbidities, as he initiated the ‘bring one, get one’ strategy to help ramp up the city’s vaccination efforts.
Since the inaugural rollout of the J&J Janssen jab, the number of elderlies who got vaccinated has doubled. “Out of the 3,845 who received the vaccine yesterday, 1,483 were senior citizens. It’s way better compared to the previous 400 to 500 daily average,” disclosed Dr. Gloria Fabrigas, acting city health officer. Today, July 21, approximately 2,500 individuals from each vaccination site (Robinsons South and North) were targeted to be administered with the said COVID19 vaccine.
As of this month, Tacloban City has inoculated over 40, 000 people, of which 32, 960 received the first dose, while nearly 10, 000 have completed their two-dose vaccination since the start of the inoculation campaign last March.