MANILA — Calabarzon recorded the second-highest number of A2 (Senior Citizen) inoculated during the three-day National Vaccination Day Part 4 with a total of 3,442 jabs, as reported by the National Covid-19 Vaccination Operations Center (NVOC).
The province with the highest number of A2 vaccines is Region 3 with 4,865, followed by Calabarzon- 3,442 and Region 6 with 3,365.
“Effective ang ginawa nating pagbaba sa barangay level down to their door steps. Marami kasi sa mga elderly ay nahihirapan na din pumunta sa mga vaccination site ang iba naman ay dahilan na din sa kakulangan sa pamasahe kaya we made the vaccines available and accessible to them,” Regional Director Ariel I. Valencia stated.
“Although we haven’t reached our target of P250k+ for three days, the overwhelming response of the (A2) elderly during inoculation shows that people’s hesitancy against the COVID-19 vaccines are dwindling, and they are already welcoming the COVID-19 Vaccines that are effective and safe.”
DOH CHD CALABARZON vaccination teams were directed to go down to the barangays, churches, markets, and even public transportation terminals to expand eligible individuals’ access to COVID-19 vaccines.
“Overall, naging maayos naman and well-coordinated ang NVD4 natin.
‘Bayanihan, Bakunahan’ 4 extended until March 18
Meanwhile, the government is mulling extending the three-day NVD 4 until Friday to increase vaccination coverage.
Health Undersecretary Myrna Cabotaje, who also heads the National Vaccination Operations Center, said during the NVOC meeting that the cumulative administered doses are just 62 percent of the targeted 1.8 million doses.
Based on the new criteria set by the COVID-19 Inter-Agency Task Force, local governments must ensure that at least 70% percent of senior citizens have been fully vaccinated against the virus before they can transition to Alert Level 1.
Since March 1, 2022, Cavite and Laguna have been placed under the least restrictive alert level 1.
As of March 10, 2022, a total of 20, 862, 563 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in over 688 active vaccination sites were administered in Calabarzon; 9,718,599 (73%) individuals were fully vaccinated; 10, 366, 593 (78%) received their first dose; while 1, 849, 665 (19%) individuals have received their booster dose.
Consumption for the various COVID-19 vaccines is at 6, 836,706 for Sinovac; a total of 2, 914,180 for AstraZeneca; 442, 400 for Gamaleya; 8, 683, 770 for Pfizer; 1,571,600 for Janssen; and 317, 600 sinopharm.