THE CITY government is targeting to inoculate at least 10,000 Davaoeños per day to achieve herd immunity by November this year.
“Initially, ang na-discuss nato for us to finish in the soonest possible time, we need to vaccinate 10,000 vaccinees per day (Initially, we have discussed to finish [the vaccination] in the soonest possible time, we need to vaccinate 10,000 vaccinees per day),” Duterte said during her regular program on 87.5 FM Davao City Disaster Radio.
The local chief executive explained that the target number will only be achieved when the vaccine supply becomes stable.
According to Duterte, the city government is expecting vaccine deliveries by the third quarter of this year.
“Duna ta’y expectation, next month daghan kuno ang moabot nga bakuna karong June (We are expecting that by June next month [or third quarter] there will be a large number of vaccine doses to be delivered in the city),” she said.
The city government is pushing for the creation of additional vaccination sites to accommodate more vaccinees.
“We need to up our resources, our vaccines centers that it can vaccinate 10,000 a day, assuming lang nga steady ang padala sa atong bakuna (We need to up our resources, our vaccine centers that it can vaccinate 10,000 a day, assuming that we have a steady supply of vaccines),” Duterte said.
Currently, the city government administers 500 vaccinees per vaccination site. With the completion of 20 vaccination areas, it hopes to achieve its target of at least 10,000 per day.
Davao City has so far 19 vaccination hubs which include SM Lanang Premier, SM City Davao, A. Mabini Elementary School, Malagos Elementary School, Crossing Bayabas National High School, Calinan Central Elementary School, Matina Aplaya Elementary School, Kor-Phil Vocational Training Center in Bunawan, Magallanes Elementary School, Mintal Central Elementary School, Buhangin Central Elementary School, Davao City National High School, Davao Medical School Foundation Hospital, Brokenshire Hospital, Gig Oca Seamen’s Hospital, Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC), Davao Doctors Hospital, San Pedro Hospital, and Metro Davao Medical and Research Center.
The Davao City government is aiming to inoculate at least 70% of its 1.2 million population to achieve ‘herd immunity’. CIO
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