Around 70K W. Visayans get COVID-19 booster shots

Posted by watchmen
January 5, 2022

Almost 70,000 individuals in Western Visayas have already received their booster shots against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Data from the Department of Health 6 (DOH-6) showed that as of January 4, 2022, there were already 69,938 individuals belonging to Priority Groups A1, A2 and A3 who got their booster dose.

Of the figure, 40,900 are under A1 group; 21,035 are under A2; and 8,003 are under A3.

A total of 1,309,379 individuals are masterlisted for booster shots in Region 6, of which 129,459 are masterlisted under A1 group; 658,982 under A2; and 520,938 under A3.

There is no other data yet for other priority groups.

Bacolod City has the highest accomplishment as far as COVID-19 boosters is concerned, with 27,068 individuals, followed by Iloilo province with 13,459 and Iloilo City with 11,961.

For Capiz, it was able to give booster shots to 5,169 residents; Antique – 4,163; Aklan – 4,024; Negros Occidental – 3,458; and Guimaras – 638.

Booster shots after at least three months from second dose have been recommended as an added layer of protection especially against the more transmissible Omicron variant.

The DOH has been emphasizing that all vaccines and even the booster dose give significant protection against COVID-19 including Omicron variant. (Glenda Tayona)/WDJ


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