SEVEN local government units within Metro Cebu surpassed their combined daily target of vaccinated individuals for the first time on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, since the vaccination rollout started last March.
This achievement came on the heels of the arrival of additional Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines that will help the local vaccination efforts to continue.
A total of 20,846 jabs were performed Tuesday, exceeding the combined daily target of 19,692, in the highly urbanized cities of Cebu, Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu; component cities of Talisay and Naga; and municipalities of Minglanilla and Consolacion, according to Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, spokesperson of the Visayas Covid-19 Vaccination Operations Center.
Metro Cebu is composed of 13 local government units (LGUs) The other LGUs not mentioned by Loreched during her briefing were the component cities of Danao and Carcar; and the municipalities of Compostela, Liloan, Cordova and San Fernando.
During her press briefing, Loreche referred to the seven LGUs as the “entire Metro Cebu.” In a followup after the briefing, Loreche said the remaining six LGUs that are part of Metro Cebu were classified under Cebu Province.
Also during the briefing, Loreche said starting Aug. 1, the target number of daily vaccinations for the “entire Metro Cebu” would be 29,925.
“I believe that the 29,925 daily doses is achievable provided that the vaccines are also with us,” she said.
Meanwhile, Central Visayas received a total of 102,960 doses of Pfizer vaccines that were separately delivered on July 21 and July 26.
Loreche said Cebu City was allocated 6,320 doses; Mandaue City, 6,320 doses; Lapu-Lapu City, 7,140 doses; Talisay City, 1,650 doses; City of Naga, 1,930 doses; Minglanilla, 1,920 doses; and Consolacion, 2,200 doses.
A total of 24,000 doses were donated for the private sector vaccination initiative that will also inoculate individuals from various LGUs in Metro Cebu.
Loreche said some of the vaccine allocations are not yet delivered as they are still awaiting the diluent and syringes from the National Government.
The rest of the Pfizer vaccines are also up for distribution to Cebu Province and other areas in Central Visayas such as Bohol Province, Tagbilaran City in Bohol, Negros Oriental Province, and Dumaguete City in Negros Oriental.
The region received two batches of 51,480 fresh doses of Pfizer vaccine.
The first batch arrived last July 21 and the latest arrived on Monday, July 26.
Loreche said Metro Cebu has a total population of 2,749,248. Of which 1,735,474 are in the master list eligible for vaccination.
Of the eligible people, a total of 1,312,366 are already in the master list while 423,108 have yet to be registered.
For Metro Cebu alone, 344,193 individuals were vaccinated with the first dose, while 126,650 received the second and final dose.
Loreche said the persons vaccinated with the Janssen vaccine (a single shot vaccine), who are mostly senior citizens, have been counted as part of the list of individuals who already received the complete doses.
The number of required vaccination venues for Metro Cebu is 34 and it has already established 27 vaccination sites.
For the entire Cebu island (based on all public and private vaccination centers), a total of 446,909 individuals already received their first dose, while 230,924 others received their second and final dose, including those inoculated with the single shot Janssen vaccine. (WBS)