Isko Mayor Isko Moreno,Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna and MHD chief Dr. Poks Pangan discuss the percentage of vaccination program. (JERRY S. TAN)

Isko: Nearly 2.6M vax doses administered in Manila

October 13, 2021 Itchie G. Cabayan 67 views

NEARLY 2.6 million vaccine doses have been administered by the city government of Manila.

Thus said Mayor Isko Moreno, as he also announced that 1,362,957 individuals or 100.84 percent of the city residents qualified to get jabbed have already received their first dose of vaccine shots against COVID-19, based on records from the Commission on Election and the Department of Health.

As per Comelec records, the total number of those qualified for the vaccines or those aged 18 or older is 1,065,149 while as per the Department of Health, it is 1,351,487.

The mayor lauded and expressed profound gratitude to Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna and the entire team of the Manila Health Department under its head, Dr. Arnold ‘Poks’ Pangan for the continued success of the local government’s mass vaccination program. Lacuna and Pangan are in charge of the city’s health cluster.

Moreno also thanked the city residents of Manila for their trust in the system and for heeding his advice for them to get vaccinated.

The mayor said that as of October 12, 2021, a total of 2,578,717 vaccine doses have been administered to city residents.

Those who were slated to receive their second dose reached 107.08 percent while the number of individuals who have been fully vaccinated is now at 1,254,567.

Meanwhile, a total of 1,005 active COVID-19 cases were recorded also as of October 12 while total deaths are now at 1,637 while the number of recoveries is quite high, at 84,934.

Sampaloc still has the highest recorded active cases at 316, followed by Tondo 1 with 98 and Tondo 2 with 96 active cases.