BUTUAN CITY – At least 12 local government units (LGUs) in Caraga Region have already obtained over 100 percent vaccination rate among their senior citizen population (A2) as of Jan. 21 this year, records from the regional Department of Health (DOH-13) showed.

Data obtained by the Philippine News Agency on Thursday (Jan. 26) indicated that 12 other LGUs also attained over 90 percent vaccination rate among the A2 target population in their localities during the period.

Among the LGUs with more than 100 percent vaccination rate in the A2 the population includes Butuan City with 135.2 percent.

Five towns in Surigao del Sur earned more than 100 percent vaccination rate including Carmen with 124.3 percent, followed by Madrid (117.04 percent), Tago (110.69 percent), Bayabas (107.77 percent), and Cantilan (101.93 percent).

Three towns in Agusan del Sur also got over 100 percent vaccination among their senior citizens, including Prosperidad at 106.1 percent, Trento at 105.7 percent, and Loreto at 100.7 percent.

In Agusan del Norte, the town of Nasipit achieved a 113.2 percent vaccination rate among the A2 population and Carmen with 105.9 percent while in Surigao del Norte, only the municipality of Taganaan obtained a 101.7 percent vaccination rate among senior residents.

“As of Jan. 21, a total of 185,231 A2 population in the Caraga Region are already fully vaccinated, representing 89.42 percent of the total target," DOH-13 said.

It added that at least 1,767,047 individuals i Caraga Region are already fully vaccinated as of the period, representing 91.6 percent of the target population. (PNA)