CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The local government here started the new year with more than a million doses of various vaccine brands already administered to combat the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).
Data from the City Health Insurance Office released on Monday showed 1,001,384 doses have been injected as of January 2.
Of the total, 440,339 were for second doses and 15,275 for booster or additional shots.
The city has surpassed the minimum 70-percent population protection requirement with 82.01 percent or 425,259 inoculations.
Data provided by the Department of Health Region 10 showed at least 518,518 must be vaccinated here to achieve population protection.
Mayor Oscar Moreno has asked the national government to allow them to service non-residents, according to a message from Oliver Egypto, Office for Community Affairs chief. (PNA)