Over 4.7 million in Central Visayas get 2nd Covid jabs

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THE Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH 7) revealed that a total of 4,744,896 individuals in the region have already received their second Covid-19 vaccine dose.

Dr. Van Phillip Baton, medical coordinator for emerging and reemerging infectious disease of the DOH 7, said the number represents 83.16 percent of the total 5,705,754 vaccinated individuals from the four provinces in the region.

The 5,705,754 vaccinated individuals comprise 70 percent of the total population of the entire Central Visayas.

Of the four provinces, Siquijor has the highest percentage of jabs administered with 105.92 percent or 76,601 of the targeted 72,317 individuals, followed by Bohol with 83.65 percent or 803,258 of the targeted 960,029 individuals, Cebu with 73.11 percent or 1,705,279 of the 2,332,447 targeted individuals, and Negros Oriental with 65.71 percent or 654,939 of the targeted 996,750 individuals.

Meanwhile, the three highly urbanized cities of Cebu, Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu have already vaccinated more than 100 percent of its population based on the records of the DOH 7 as of August 15, 2022. (PAC, TPT)