Davao City achieves 66% Covid vaccination target

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Davao City is now at 66 percent of its target number of inoculations against Covid-19 to reach herd immunity, the city government said on Thursday.

Dr. Michelle Schlosser, Focal Person of the Covid-19 Task Force, said a total of 792,932 individuals have received their first dose, while 50 percent or 600,070 are now fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

Schlosser also urged the public to get vaccinated to help the government achieve its daily target number of 15,000 doses of vaccine.

“I would want to believe that we can achieve it, but we are also urging the public to get vaccinated,” Schlosser said in Filipino.

“Logistically, we can do it, our manpower is enough as well. We can do it, but we are asking for the public’s cooperation because if there’s no one there to get vaccinated, we will have a hard time achieving the 15,000 daily vaccinations,” she added in Filipino.

The city government is aiming to fully vaccinate at least 1.2 million Davaoeños to achieve herd immunity.

To boost its vaccination efforts, additional vaccination sites will also be added, including more Bakuna Nights venues and mobile vaccinations.

Schlosser said the city government is eyeing shopping malls as venues for Bakuna Nights, to make vaccinations more accessible and to cater to working individuals.

“We are looking into Abreeza Mall, Gaisano Mall, SM Lanang, ug Gaisano Mall Toril to cater to those who cannot get vaccinated during the day,” she said partly in Filipino.

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