Department of Health (DOH) – CALABARZON (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo disclosed that of the total 86,425 total eligible population for Priority Group A1 (i.e., health care workers (HCWs) in hospitals and infirmaries), a total of 13,311 individuals or 15.4% were already vaccinated.
The coverage rate for Sinovac is at 5.9% (5,129) and 9.5% (13,311) for AstraZeneca.
“All provinces are already implementing the vaccination campaign and we have 42 implementing sites registered in the COVID-19 Bakuna Center Registry (CBCR) that are currently conducting vaccination in the region.”
“We have six vaccination sites in Cavite, 12 in Laguna, 11 in Batangas, 7 in Rizal, 3 in Quezon and 3 in Lucena City where our HCWs can visit anytime to get immunized, he emphasized.
CALABARZON received a total of 94,860 vaccine doses for first and second dose use, 19.0% (18,060 doses) of Sinovac and 81.0% (76,800 doses) of AstraZeneca that are sufficient for 47,430 individuals.
“We have recorded deferrals and refusals during the health screenings but slowly and surely the importance of getting the vaccine and having protection against the virus outweighs the negative response of our health care workers and eventually they volunteer to be vaccinated,”
“Since the start of the roll-out there have been to real threat reported from the vaccines, and most individuals who receive them, whether Sinovac or AstraZeneca came out safe after vaccination.”
Medical doctors and nurses of the Quezon Medical Center in Lucena City, Quezon gets their vaccine jabs during the roll-out in the province held on March 10, 2021