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Caloocan starts giving one dose J&J jabs to elderly

July 21, 2021 Edd Reyes 423 views

THE City of Caloocan have begun inoculating senior citizens or the A2 priority group using the US-donated Johnson & Johnson’s single dose vaccine on Wednesday.

Mayor Oscar “Oca” Malapitan said around 7,500 senior citizens were set to receive the single dose vaccine from 10,300 initial doses provided by the national government which were delivered Monday afternoon.

The City Health Office of Caloocan said the inoculation of senior citizens using J&J vaccine would be easier since it does not need to be refrigerated in ultra-low temperature freezers and also effective protection against the contagious Delta variant.

Nine vaccination sites in North Caloocan and 13 in South Caloocan were utilized by the city government for the inoculation of senior citizens.

Earlier, the City Health Office reported to Mayor Oca the arrival of the first batch of AstraZeneca vaccine purchased by the city government.

Around 17,200 doses from the 600,000 doses of AstraZeneca purchased by the local government have been delivered to Caloocan on Monday afternoon.

Mayor Oca said the city government immediately begun to administer the vaccine to A1 to A5 priority groups in five vaccination sites in North Caloocan and five in South Caloocan on Tuesday.