BUTUAN CITY – The Agusan del Sur town of Loreto has obtained a 102.82 percent vaccination rate for coronavirus disease 2019 among children aged 5 to 11-years-old.

The achievement is the first so far in the Caraga Region based on data from the regional Department of Health (DOH) office as of Feb. 4.

“The DOH-13, working with the different LGUs, will continue to conduct information and dissemination activities to motivate and encourage parents to have their children vaccinated for protection against Covid-19,” DOH-13 said in a statement Friday.

As of Feb. 4, at least 5,290 children aged 5 to 11 are fully-vaccinated against Covid-19 in Loreto, equivalent to 102.82 percent of its goal of 5,145 children in this age group.

Four other local government units (LGUs) in the region also achieved over 90 percent vaccination rate among the 5 to 11-year-old children.

In Agusan del Sur, the town of San Luis also obtained a 98.3 percent rate with 3,823 of 3,886 target children fully-vaccinated in the same category during the period.

In Agusan del Norte, only the town of Las Nieves gained 90.4 percent attainment for vaccinating 2,864 children aged 5-11, out of its 3,168 total targets.

The Surigao del Sur municipalities of Carrascal and Carmen also achieved more than 90 percent of vaccination rate.

Carrascal garnered 98.6 percent as 2,512 children aged 5-11 are fully vaccinated out of the 2,546 targets, while Carmen got 93.3 percent with 1,093 kids vaccinated out of 1,171 targets.

As of the current period, the region has obtained a 52.5 percent vaccination rate of children aged 5-11, with 157,848 fully-vaccinated out of the 300,248 goal. (PNA)