THE Project Balik Buhay (PBB) has completed the first-dose vaccination of more than 130,000 employees in Metro Cebu.
As of Tuesday, September 2, 2021, PBB administered a total of 130,134 first doses and 87,463 second doses across registered companies and organizations in the cities of Cebu, Mandaue, Lapu-Lapu, Talisay, Naga and the towns of Minglanilla and Consolacion. A total of 217,597 Covid-19 vaccine doses were administered.
The PBB, as of August 31, also processed and completed the scheduling for the first-dose vaccination of over 333,000 employees and members of organizations from 3,785 companies and organizations submitted for registration to the vaccination program following the July 31 cut-off.
Following the recommended vaccine dose intervals, PBB will complete all second dose schedules by September 30.
These are the figures provided by the PBB on their vaccination program:
333,138 total number of company employees and organization members registered and scheduled
Cebu City: 56,937 1st dose; 33,553 2nd dose (total: 90,490/42 percent)
Mandaue City: 52,384 1st dose; 39,247 2nd dose (total: 91,631/42 percent)
Lapu-Lapu City: 11,267 1st dose; 7,765 2nd dose (total: 19,032/9 percent)
Provincial Cebu: 9,546 1st dose; 6,898 2nd dose (total: 16,444/7 percent)
222,889 confirmed headcount for vaccination
130,134 actual 1st doses administered as of August 31, 2021, the last day of first dose vaccination
87,463 ongoing 2nd doses administered as of September 2, 2021
3,785 total number of registered companies and organizations:
2,202 from Cebu City
867 from Mandaue City
356 from Lapu-Lapu City
110 from Talisay City
9 from Naga City
108 from Consolacion
51 from Minglanilla
82 from Rest of Provincial Cebu
With the gradual easing of restrictions toward vaccinated persons in Cebu City, the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) renewed the call for its members and their employees to get jabbed.
The chamber on Friday, September 3, released a statement encouraging member companies and employees to step up in getting themselves fully vaccinated.
"Having at least 50 to 80 percent of the eligible population fully vaccinated is when herd immunity is achievable," CCCI said.
CCCI emphasized that it is crucial to complete the two doses of Covid-19 vaccine shots, as getting the first dose helps prime the immune system, while the second dose helps reinforce the immune system's response.
"For this reason, the Cebu Chamber, together with PBB, earnestly reminds our members, their employees and those who have not gotten the Covid-19 vaccine to please go to your LGU or PBB vaccination sites and get that jab," the chamber said. (JOB)