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98.32% of Manilans have received 2nd jab

July 14, 2021 Itchie G. Cabayan 442 views
Mayor Isko Moreno calls on residents to make sure they get their second dose of anti-COVID vaccine. Photo by JERRY S. TAN

AT least 98.32 percent of Manilans who got vaccinated since March have returned for their second dose.

Thus announced Mayor Isko Moreno, as he lauded the determination of Manilans to get fully-vaccinated in order to protect themselves and their loved ones against COVID-19.

In line with this, Moreno appealed to the remaining 1.68 percent who have not gotten their second dose, albeit relatively low, to find time and also become fully-vaccinated.

“Sa 1.68 percent na di pa nakabalik para sa kanilang second dose, alam ko me trabaho kayo, me hanapbuhay kayo. Nauunawaan namin kayo pero mas maganda magpabakuna kayo as soon as possible,” Moreno said.

The mayor stressed that the first dose will be useless unless one completes the two doses, which is required in order to enjoy the full protection that the vaccines provide against the coronavirus.

Moreno also said it is highly important to get fully vaccinated specially in the light of the presence of the Delta variant which is reportedly deadlier and faster in terms of transmission.

Meanwhile, Moreno said the Manila COVID-19 Field Hospital in Luneta registered a 17 percent occupancy rate with 57 patients out of the 344-bed capacity currently in use.

The city government’s 870-bed quarantine facilities have only one percent occupancy, with six currently being taken care of there, he added.

A total of 131,793 persons have availed of the RT-PCR or swab tests which are being given free in the city, both for residents and non-residents of Manila.