DAVAO CITY – Davao City is now at 66 percent of its target number of inoculations against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) of the population protection target, the city government said on Thursday.
Dr. Michelle Schlosser, Focal Person of the COVID-19 Task Force, said a total of 792,932 individuals have received their first dose, while 50 percent or 600,070 are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Schlosser also urged the public to get vaccinated to help the government achieve its daily target number of 15,000 doses of vaccine.
“I would want to believe na kaya nato ni i-achieve but ginahangyo gyud pud nato ang katawhan [nga magpabakuna] (I would want to believe that we can achieve it, but we are also urging the public to get vaccinated),” Schlosser said.
“Logistically kaya nato sya, manpower kaya nato sya. Kaya nato sya pero ginahangyo nato ang katawhan sa ilang kooperasyon because kung wala tay mga taong magpa vaccine maglisod ta og achieve sa 15,000 [daily vaccinations] (Logistically, we can do it, our manpower is enough as well. We can do it, but we are asking for the public’s cooperation because if there’s no one there to get vaccinated, we will have a hard time achieving the 15,000 daily vaccinations),” she added.
The city government is aiming to fully vaccinate at least 1.2 million Davaoeños of the population protection target.
To boost its vaccination efforts, additional vaccination sites will also be added, including more Bakuna Nights venues and mobile vaccinations.
Schlosser said the city government is eyeing shopping malls as venues for Bakuna Nights, to make vaccinations more accessible and to cater to working individuals.
“We are looking into Abreeza Mall, Gaisano Mall, SM Lanang, ug Gaisano Mall Toril para ma cater na gyud ang dapat macater especially those dili makaadto during the day (to cater to those who cannot get vaccinated during the day),” she said. (PCOO Davao)
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