Robinson Vaccination program in Robinson’s Place GenTri was halted for a week due to rising cases of Covid among healthcare workers. Photo by DENNIS ABRINA

Imus reaches herd immunity status

January 13, 2022 Dennis Abrina 264 views

IMUS CITY, Cavite — The local government here is pleased to announce that they have reached the “herd immunity” that they hope to start the #BidaAngMayBakuna program, On Thursday, January 13, 2022 the city reached 627,766 total vaccines administered.

Based on the 70 percent total population of Imus of 337,784 individuals, 294,763 residents or 87.26 percent received 1st dose and 288,348 individuals completed the 2nd dose or 85.36 %, while 44,605 Imuseños received booster shots.

“Sa tulong ng bawat Imuseños, sa pagbuklod-buklod natin ay nakamit din natin ang herd immunity ng ating mahal na lungsod sa tulong ng ating magigiting na health care workers at lahat ng frontliners.” Imus Mayor and Buklod Filipino Partylist 1st nominee Emmanuel Maliksi said.

The four vaccination sites (Imus Sports Complex, Robinson’s Place Imus Drive-Thru, Ospital ng Imus, and Maharlika vaccination site) remain open to all priority groups including the general population, rest of the pediatric population, or ROPP.

While the mobile vaccination group is still performing house-to-house vaccination for senior citizens and persons with disabilities or (PWDs).

In neighboring General Trias City, around 232,060 residents received their 1st dose or 73.7 percent of residents for the projected 315,408 individuals for 70 % of the target population. 210,290 GenTrisenos or 67 percent completed the 2nd dose.

Based on the City of General Trias COVID-19 Vaccination Program as of January 7, 2022. Vaccinated adult 215,06; vaccinated pediatric population (12-17 yrs. old) 21,509 individuals.

So far, the LGU here under Mayor Antonio Ferrer has suspended the inoculation program at 3 vax sites due to the continuous increase of Covid cases among the healthcare workers on duty here.