Taguig health workers receive 2nd dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Medical workers of city-run hospital now fully immunized; seniors and those with comorbidities next to be vaccinated


Health workers in Taguig have started receiving their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, bringing the city closer to achieving its target of having all frontliners fully immunized within the first quarter of 2021.


Doctors, nurses, and other health workers from the city-run Taguig-Pateros District Hospital (TPDH) were given the second dose on Tuesday, a few weeks after the city’s vaccination drive kicked off with the administration of the first doses.


The remaining health workers of the city are set to receive their second doses subsequently.


The City is almost 90% done in vaccinating those in category A1 of the COVID-19 Vaccine Priority List —which include doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers from public and private COVID-19 referral hospitals in the city.


According to Mayor Lino Cayetano, COVID-19 vaccination is key to ending the COVID-19 pandemic, and to getting the people’s lives back to normal.


As the vaccination for the health workers set to be completed in the coming days, the city has also started vaccinating senior citizens today, March 31, followed by those with comorbidities.


The City of Taguig commits to have vaccines available for its 1 million citizens. The city has been receiving its allocation of vaccines from the national government but it is also preparing a vaccine portfolio that would complement the same and ensure each Taguigeño receives free inoculation.


The city is also expecting to receive supplies of Novavax, IP Biotech, AstraZeneca, and Moderna.


“While we continue to build our portfolio of vaccines and wait for the supplies to arrive, we believe that the best vaccine to administer to our citizens is the vaccine that is available now,” Mayor Lino had said.


Taguig remains to have the least active COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population in Metro Manila at 13 as of March 29, 2021. This is way below the 182 active COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population reported by the National Capital Region and 105 for the entire country for the same period.


The case fatality rate is at 1.30 percent, compared to NCR’s 2.50 percent and the Philippines’ 1.80 percent.https://www.facebook.com/176006225765209/posts/4285613318137792/

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