Press Release/September 3, 2021
The Department of Health (DOH)- CALABARZON (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon) today disclosed a total of 4,660,770 individuals from priority groups A1 to A5 have already been vaccinated as of September 1, 2021.
From among priority groups, A1 (frontline health workers) group has a total of 279,341 individuals who were partially vaccinated and 193,979 who were fully immunized; A2 (senior citizen) group has a total of 550,473 partially vaccinated and 604,371 fully immunize; A3 (persons with co-morbidities) has 625.120 partially vaccinated and 612,297 fully immunized; A3 (frontliners in essential sector) has 1,151,122 who received their first dose and 320,232 fully immunized; A5 (indigent population) has 282,128 partially vaccinated and 41,707 fully vaccinated.
Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo stated that from the total number of vaccinated individuals, 1,772,586 target recipients have been fully inoculated. “Tuloy-tuloy lang po ang ginagawang pagbabakuna sa mga priority groups, katulong ang ating mga lokal na pamahalaan upang makapagbigay ng karagdagang proteksyon laban sa Covid virus at makamit natin ang 70% herd immunity rate bago matapos ang taon.”
“The region has a total allocation of 6,236,106 vaccine distributed in 564 vaccination sites strategically located in various provinces. For those who haven’t receive their vaccine yet, register at your nearest local government unit to be included in the list of priority recipients. Mas mabuting ng magkaroon ng proteksyon laban sa Covid kaysa wala at magkasakit ng malubha at maaaring ikamatay kapag nahawaan na nito,” he emphasized.
Janairo added that vaccine consumption for the region is at 75% or a total of 6,236,106 were consumed.
Utilization rate for the various vaccines is at 3,508,726 (or 76%) for Sinovac; a total of 928,180 (88%) for AstraZeneca; 40,800 (69%) for Gamaleya; 757,000 (70%) for Pfizer; 450,440 (44%); 381,000 (109%) for Janssen; 169,960 (or 0%) consumption rate.
As of September 2, 2021, there are 264,348 confirmed Covid-19 cases in the region with 36,136 active cases. There are 220,496 recoveries with 7,716 deaths recorded.
Cavite tops the provinces with most cases at 80,979 followed by Laguna with 65,610 cases, Rizal with 48,517, Batangas – 44,258 and Quezon – 15,235. Lucena City with 3,983 cases.
The regional office continues to conduct massive RT-PCR testing in various provinces in order to detect, identify and to stop community transmission of the Covid virus.