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PHO: 95% of frontline health workers in Batangas jabbed

November 15, 2021 Jojo C. Magsombol 274 views

35% of population is vaccinated

BATANGAS Capitol — Almost 95% of frontline health workers in Batangas and more than 78% of the indigent population have been fully vaccinated.

This is revealed in the report of Provincial Health Officer (PHO), Dr. Rosvilinda Ozaeta, at the meeting of the Batangas Inter-Agency Task Force Against COVID-19 and Provincial Health Board chaired by Gov. Dodo Mandanas, Friday.

Mandanas said 94.71% were fully-vaccinated in the A1 priority group, 54.84% in senior citizens, 56.99% in those with comorbidities, 27.41% in frontline personnel in essential sectors, and uniformed personnel, and 78.24% in the 35.50% or 774,241 individuals.

Of the estimated population of more than 2.1 million in Batangas, those who have received the second dose of the vaccine is at 35.50% or 774,241 individuals, while those who have received first dose of the vaccine is at 45.32% or 985,969.

From March to November 2021, the province received 131, 000 doses of Aztrazeneca, 154, 710 doses of Pfizer, 159, 200 doses of Moderna, 54, 000 doses of Janssen, 40, 000 doses of Sinopharm, and 359, 250 doses of Sinovac.

The PHO also shared that one of the growing vaccination problems of local governments at present is the lack of manpower. According to Dr. Ozaeta, 8 to 10 more people are needed in the vaccination teams of each LGU so that more people can be vaccinated in one day. With Jayne Elarmo