Naga vaxxed 62% of its population
By Jason B. Neola
The Naga City government remains steadfast on its campaign to vaccinate more Nagueños despite having inoculated already at least 62 percent of its population.
Mayor Nelson Legacion said the decision to increase the number of vaxxed individuals is aimed to ensure that the city has vaccinated the appropriate number of individuals as required by the Department of Health (DOH) to achieve herd immunity.
“I believe we are more than just 209,000 plus. I just want to be sure if the number of people we have vaccinated is the appropriate number of people that we need to vaccinate based on the city’s actual population,” he said.
The DOH in Camarines Sur said that as of Dec. 13 this year, it has recorded 125,000 vaccinated individuals in the city, representing roughly 60 percent of Naga’s population of more or less 209,170 based on the Philippine Statistics Authority 2020 census.
The city’s vax coverage of 125,000 individuals has increased to 130,000 or 62 percent of its population as a result of vaccination drive conducted on Dec. 14-19 where a minimum of 1,000 individuals received the Covd-19 vax.
The Naga City Health Emergency Response Task Force headed by Dr. Vito Borja is targeting to vaccinate 15,000 more Nagueños before the end of 2021 to be able to achieve the city’s herd immunity.
Legacion, however, said that the city government is prepared to vaccinate even beyond 45,000 more if only to attain herd immunity in the city.