CITY OF MALOLOS – In an aim to achieve 70% herd immunity and to protect the Bulakenyos, the Provincial Government of Bulacan received an additional 76,801 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines from the national government and were stored at the province’s designated cold storage room at the Hiyas ng Bulacan Convention Center here yesterday.
According to the Provincial Health Office-Public Health, a total of 46,504 (54.05%) individuals based on the allocation provided for the priority population from groups A1 to A3 including frontline health workers and professionals; senior citizens aged 60 years old and above; and adults with comorbidities already received their first dose of vaccine while 5,751 (6.93%) of them were already inoculated for the second dose as of May 10, 2021.
The additional 76,801 vaccines will be used to vaccinate the remaining groups from the priority population.
Bulacan Governor Daniel R. Fernando said that even gradually, the PGB will try to vaccinate as many Bulakenyos as possible and as long as there are vaccines available.
“Dahil sa limitado pa rin ang mga bakuna na available dito sa atin, pagsusumikapan ng ating Pamahalaang Panlalawigan na matugunan at mabakunahan ang mga Bulakenyo hangga’t maaari, hangga’t may dumarating sa ating mga bakuna. Kahit paunti-unti, alam ko na makakamit natin ang proteksyong ating kinakailangan para labanan ang COVID-19,” the governor said.
Meanwhile, the vaccination of employees from the National Government Agencies (NGA) and PGB staff for the second dose of vaccine and catch-up vaccination of first dose for priority groups including health workers, senior citizens and individuals with comorbidities (A1, A2 and A3 groups) started yesterday at the province’s vaccination center.
As of yesterday, the Provincial Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (PESU) verified a total of 28,066 confirmed cases with 24,940(89%) total number of recoveries; 646 (2%) total numbers of deaths; 70 fresh cases and 24 late cases. ###