Ecija city starts J&J inoculation of 800 seniors, adults with comorbidities

July 26, 2021 Steve A. Gosuico 103 views

SAN JOSE CITY – This city received its first batch of 800 doses of the single-shot COVID-19 vaccine developed by Johnson & Johnson (J&J).

On its social media page, the city government announced on Sunday night that priority groups A2 and A3 are set to be inoculated at the Pag-Asa Sports Complex along Maharlika Highway in Bgy. F.E. Marcos July 26

Mayor Mario “Kokoy” Salvador said the vaccination schedule is divided in five batches and on an hourly basis starting from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m.

Salvador said there will be no walk-ins as those in the priority groups A2 and A3 who registered on-site and via on-line have been informed by their assigned barangay coordinators of their respective vaccination schedules.

According to the FB post, at least 503 senior citizens (A2) and 297 adults with controlled comorbidities (A3) have registered to receive the vaccine today.

Salvador said they also posted online the vaccination schedule for 2nd dose only of those who already got inoculated with the first dose of the Pfizer (July 26, 27, 28), Sinovac (July 29), and AstraZeneca (Aug. 9, 10, 11) vaccines.

Their weekly COVID-19 update showed that as of July 22, there were 38 active cases with 680 recoveries, 70 deaths, and a total of 788 infections. The three top barangays with the most number of active cases were Sibut (nine cases), Abar 1st (six) and Malasin (four).

Earlier, the Department of Health (DOH) said the Janssen vaccines of Johnson & Johnson (J&J) should be administered exclusively to the elderly population, as they continue to be at risk for severe COVID-19.