THE city government of Navotas has fully utilized its allocation of Oxford-AstraZeneca Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines.
Navotas received 1,586 vials of AstraZeneca from the national government’s March and May vaccine distribution. Each vial, depending on the manufacturer, can draw up nine to 10 full doses.
As of May 25, 14,285 city residents and workers have received their first jabs of AstraZeneca. Of these, 596 are frontliners, 3,237 senior citizens, and 10,452 persons with comorbidities.
Meanwhile, 154 frontliners have completed two doses of the same vaccine.
“We have used up all AstraZeneca vaccines allotted for first doses. The remaining stock is reserved for second doses and will be utilized in the coming weeks,” Mayor Toby Tiangco said.
“In Navotas, there is no reason to fear that vaccines will go to waste. We value each drop because we know how important these vaccines are to the health and safety of our citizens. This is also the reason we are aggressive in our efforts to vaccinate our people at the soonest,” he added.
Navotas has opened seven vaccination sites. Navoteños and workers in the city, who are part of the A2 and A3 categories, can avail of the vaccine`s through city-given schedule, walk-in or self-set appointment.
Earlier this month, concerns have been raised regarding the utilization of the 2 million AstraZeneca doses delivered in the country through COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX), 1.5 million of which will expire this June and the remaining 530,400 will expire in July.