A TOTAL of 14, 112 individuals have been fully vaccinated in Manila as of April 28, meaning they have received their first and second doses.
This was announced by Mayor Isko Moreno, with a call for those who have completed their two doses not to behave as if they are already immune and to continue practicing the same kind of minimum health protocols before they had their first dose.
Moreno expressed pride at the speed and efficiency with which the city’s vaccination program is being implemented by no less than Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna and the Manila Health Department under Dr. Poks Pangan, noting that the vice mayor herself conducts the ‘home service’ inoculation of those who are bedridden and physically-challenged and as such cannot go to the vaccination sites.
The mayor called on the some 400 individuals who failed to get their second dose the other day to find time and get jabbed. Of the 14,112 total, 4,186 are medical or health frontliners from private and national government hospitals in Manila while 9,926 are from the MHD.
He also announced that Vice Mayor Lacuna will continue vaccinating the bedridden and physically-challenged residents today, by personally visiting them in their respective homes.
“Paalala lang, kailangan ay mag-ingat pa din. Magsuot pa din ng facemask. Hindi garantiya na di na kayo mahahawa. Ito ay makatutulong lamang sakaling mahawa kayo, para labanan ng inyong katawan ang impeksyon at ‘wag na mapunta sa severe o kritikal na kalagayan,” the mayor explained.
Moreno said that unlike before, there are now reported COVID deaths in Manila every day and that for him, one death is still one too many.
“Kahit isa na lang ang nasa ospital or sa quarantine facility, meron pa ding dapat ipangamba. Hanggat me impeksyon ng COVID,” he stressed.
Meanwhile, Moreno asked Manila residents to include India in their prayers amid the overwhelming surge of COVID cases that have left patients occupying the floors and even the sidewalks as it peaked to 300,000 cases a day.
“Pag iisipin, malayo sa atin pero di ‘yun ang point. Anuman ang kulay o lahi, mahalaga ang buhay ng tao. India is one of biggest manufacturers of COVID vaccines kaya tiyak na maaapektuhan tayo sa mga darating na bakuna sa bansa. Iadya nawa tayo ng Diyos na ‘wag mangyari sa atin ‘yun. Ipanalangin nating makaahon sila sa nangyayaring surge,” he said.