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VP Robredo’s NagaVax Express project inoculates over 6,700 in two days

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VP Robredoâs NagaVax Express project inoculates over 6,700 in two days
Photo release shows the Office of the Vice President's NagaVax Express project in cooperation with the Naga City local government.
Leni Gerona Robredo on Facebook

MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Leni Robredo’s NagaVax Express project wrapped up its single-dose Janssen inoculation with 6,715 additional residents in Naga City now fully vaccinated in just two days.

In a Facebook post, Robredo confirmed that her office was able to hit its target for the project, which was set up in five sites around the city in coordination with the Naga City government. 

“If day 1 was a breeze, day 2 was a riot. There were too many who trooped to the vaccination sites who were unscheduled. A lot of confusion too. All of those could have been prevented if we had a solid database,” the vice president wrote.

"After the assessment last night, we made a number of recommendations to the City Government representatives. Hopefully, those would be acted upon soon so that similar incidents will be prevented in the future."

Its opening day was scheduled for senior citizens while the following day was allocated for persons with comorbidities.

To recall, the NagaVax Express project is an offshoot of Robredo's earlier Vaccine Express project, which was first launched in Manila City to vaccinate more than 4,500 tricycle, pedicab, and delivery riders.

READ: VP Robredo joins calls for increased vaccine supply outside of Metro Manila

Earlier on Saturday night, President Rodrigo Duterte urged local governments across the country to rethink the systems of their vaccination programs, claiming the national government "did not fall short" in its vaccine supply. 

To date, health authorities have recorded 1.54 million coronavirus infections in the country, 54,401 of whom are still active cases. 

Per Our World in Data, the Philippines remains among the worst countries in the world when it comes to vaccines per population.

Government officials, however, continue to highlight the total vaccines administered instead of the share of the population who have received at least one vaccine in arguing that its vaccination program is successful.  

READ: Duterte to LGUs: Be 'more sane' in vaccination programs

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LATEST UPDATE: May 18, 2022 - 3:39pm

A new thread on the Philippines' vaccination program in 2021 in the government's revised objective to reach "population protection." Bookmark our COVID-19 and Vaccination Dashboard for the latest figures on the pandemic in the Philippines. — Main image: The STAR/Michael Varcas, file

May 18, 2022 - 3:39pm

Senior citizens and frontline health workers may now get their second booster shots, particularly mRNA jabs such as Moderna and Pfizer, the Department of Health announces. — Gaea Katreena Cabico

February 11, 2022 - 5:55pm

The Department of Health – 9 (DOH) reported a very low turnout for the third phase of the National Vaccination Day against COVID-19 in the Zamboanga Peninsula region.

Angeline Jaldon, DOH-9 information officer, said based on the report of the Regional Epidemiology Surveillance Unit (RESU), only 16,976 or 10% of their target 169,764 eligible individuals showed up.

Jaldon said the low turnout was attributed to complacency and lack of interest to get inoculated.

The DOH regional office is looking into what strategies local government units used to convince constitutents to get vaccinated.

The low turnout may also have kept Zamboanga Peninsula among the areas in Mindanao at high risk from COVID-19. —The STAR/Roel Pareño

February 11, 2022 - 5:05pm

The Department of Health – 9 (DOH) reported a very low turnout for the third phase of the National Vaccination Day against COVID-19 in the Zamboanga Peninsula region.

Angeline Jaldon, DOH-9 information officer, said based on the report of the Regional Epidemiology Surveillance Unit (RESU), only 16,976 or 10% of their target 169,764 eligible individuals showed up.

Jaldon said the low turnout was attributed to complacency and lack of interest to get inoculated.

The DOH regional office is looking into what strategies local government units used to convince constitutents to get vaccinated.

The low turnout may also have kept Zamboanga Peninsula among the areas in Mindanao at high risk from COVID-19. —The STAR/Roel Pareño

January 31, 2022 - 2:46pm

The Philippines will roll out its vaccination program for children aged 5 to 11 years old on February 4.

The pandemic task force says Pfizer vaccines exclusive for kids will arrive this week.
 

January 14, 2022 - 10:14am

The percentage of the population with full vaccination has reached almost 50% at 53 million, says National Task Force adviser Dr. Ted Herbosa.

In an interview with dzBB, Herbosa suggests that five million more have yet to receive their second vaccine dose.

"Around 58 million have received at least the first dose of the vaccine against COVID-19 and 4.7 million have been jabbed with a booster," he says in Filipino.

View the COVID-19 and Vaccination Dashboard for the latest figures on the pandemic in the Philippines.

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