The DOH-Caraga vaccination update as of June 26, 2022.

BUTUAN CITY – The coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccination rate in the Caraga Region has increased to 72.2 percent as of June 26, from 71.6 percent on June 16.

“A total of 1,638,882 individuals in the region are already fully vaccinated as of June 26,” the Department of Health in the region (DOH-13) said in an update Monday.

At least 220,789 Caraganons have been administered booster shots out of the over 3.4 million persons who have received the vaccines in the region, DOH-13 said.

Of the priority groups, those belonging to A4 (frontline personnel in essential sectors) have the highest number of fully vaccinated in the region with 358,526. This was followed by ROAP (rest of the adult population) with 271,735, and the ROPP (children aged 12-17) with 253,078.

A total of 219,140 individuals under the A5 (indigenous population) are also considered fully vaccinated as of June 16; 213,771 in A3 (persons with comorbidities); 173,830 in A2 (senior citizens); 79,299 in ROPP (children aged 5-11); and 54,951 in A1 (frontline health workers).

The rest of the numbers were pregnant women, overseas Filipino workers, and children with comorbidities.

Meanwhile, DOH-13 has called on parents to have their children administered with booster shots, especially those with comorbidities. (PNA)