City asks for bigger vaccine allocation from DOH 11

Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has already requested the regional office of the Department of Health (DOH 11) for a bigger vaccine allocation since the city is now capable of vaccinating 15,000 individuals daily via various vaccination sites in the city according to Dr. Michelle Schlosser, spokesperson of Davao City Covid-19 Task Force.

Schlosser said that the target of 15,000 daily vaccinations has not yet been realized since the city is dependent on the supply of vaccines from DOH.

“Gahulat ra ta og allocation of vaccines from the national government. Karon ang niabot lang kasi for this week dili pud ingon ana ka daghan (What arrived this week is not that much) – Pfizer 13,455; Sinopharm 3,125, and AstraZeneca 600. Pero gapaabot gihapon ta. Mao lagi to ang goal sa atong good mayor, 15,000 a day nga vaccinees,” she added.

Meanwhile, she bared that the city has achieved 51.69 percent herd immunity for its first dose vaccination rollout.

Schlosser said as of September 4, 2021, the city has administered 620,284 first doses while the second dose, which is still ongoing, is 347,797.

“The fact nga nakaabot na ta sa 51 percent kana dako-dako na na sya nga achievement sa atoang LGU og vaccination cluster. In fact, (we’re) always commended. We are fortunate kay dili nato kaayo problema ang gusto magpa-vaccine kay daghan-daghan gyud ang gusto,” she said.

Schlosser also cited that the Sangguniang Panlungsod-led mobile vaccinations also play a key role in hastening the vaccination rollout and increasing the number of A2 (seniors) and A3 (adults with comorbidities) vaccinees every day.

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