THE Quezon City government has administered more than 1 million total vaccine doses since it started its vaccination program last March. As of July 13, 1,013,988 jabs have been rolled out.
Out of this number, 686,311 or 40.37% of the 1.7 million target population have received their first doses while 327,677 or 19.28% of the same target are fully protected after receiving their second doses.
Mayor Joy Belmonte attributed the success of the city’s vaccination program to its fleet of healthcare workers, volunteers, and auxiliary personnel.
“From our police officers who ensure that the vaccine supply is secure from the warehouse to the sites, the doctors, nurses and other medical workers who screen patients and administer the vaccine doses, up to the volunteers who marshal our sites, distribute forms, and clean up after, and the encoders who record our patients’ data individually — the continuous success of our program is due to your unwavering efforts. We are truly grateful for your service to our QCitizens,” she said.
The QCProtektodo Vaccination Program has been constantly improving with the help and support of the city’s many stakeholders including malls, homeowners’ associations, religious groups, medical organizations, schools and universities, government agencies, private sector groups, business establishments, and many others.
“The key has always been a whole of city approach where all stakeholders, public and private, join hands to collaborate on this program. Through this, we are confident we will reach our goal of population protection in the coming months for as long as soon as vaccine supply stabilizes,” Belmonte said.
Different vaccine brands, such as Sinovac, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Gamaleya and Moderna, have been administered to members of the A1-A5 priority groups. DALISAY NOLASCO
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