TABUK CITY, Kalinga – Over the course of three days, The City Health Office (CHO) vaccinated 1,078 people ages 12 and above in Tabuk City through the Bayanihan, Bakunahan National Vaccination Days (NVD) part IV, which began from March 10 to 12, 2022.
With the aim of ramping up COVID-19 vaccination nationwide, the Bayanihan, Bakunahan NVD Part IV was launched prioritizing the administration of COVID-19 vaccines to individuals with due second doses and missed doses, children ages 12 to 17 years old, remaining Priority Group A2, as well as provide booster doses in the health and economic sector, among others.
As vaccinations rose, new daily infections in the city have drastically dropped. As per the data from the City Health Office, only 5 cases were recorded in Tabuk City with only 2 active cases from March 1 to 14 this year.
With the City’s total projected population of 115,920, fully vaccinated individuals are now at 71,104 which makes up its 61.34 percent, while 12.70 percent of the said population received booster shots.
In a statement of Provincial Health Officer II Dr. Edward Tandingan during the Local Chief Executive (LCE) last March 9, he said that national vaccinations will be continuously held and that health granular vaccination targets those areas with low vaccination coverage.
He added that health offices are always open for anyone who wants to get vaccinated, and all vaccines are available including the Russian Vaccine Gamaleya: Sputnik V.
With the positive impact of vaccination in the downtrend of COVID-19 cases, he encouraged the public to support this Bayanihan call for mass inoculation. By Ruth Cupang