The local government of Imus has administered 252,518 doses of vaccines against COVID-19 as of September 10, according to city mayor Emmanuel Maliksi.
Maliksi announced the breakdown of vaccine distribution in the city in a Facebook post revealing that 162,968 people received their first dose and 89,850 received two doses.
This means that 18 percent of the 496,794 population of the city were fully vaccinated.
Of the total number, 21,601 were administered to frontline healthcare workers, 51,957 to senior citizens, 56,939 to persons with comorbidities, 98,799 to frontline economic workers, 22,471 to people from the indigent population, and 1,051 to people from other priority groups.
In terms of vaccine brands, 166,987 were Sinovac, 32,131 were Pfizer, 29,751 were Astrazeneca, 13,825 were Moderna, 8,259 were Janssen, 817 were Sinopharm, and 600 were Gamaleya.
Meanwhile, Maliksi urged the national government to provide more vaccines in order to accelerate progress toward the goal of herd immunity.
“Dahil sa pagtupad ng mga ito, naipapakita natin ang ating kahandaan at naisasakatuparan natin ang kaligtasan ng mga Imuseño,” he said.
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