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In comparison to Covid-19, 23 cities currently have population protection: DILG

Secretary Eduardo Ano of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said on Friday that 23 cities around the country have achieved population protection against the coronavirus sickness in 2019. (Covid-19).

“I’d like to clarify that it’s not yet herding immunity, but rather population protection because over 70% of the target population (priority groups) has previously been vaccinated.” In a statement to reporters, Ao remarked, “Herd immunity is based on actual population.”

He added that the country still needs to vaccinate people in other local government units (LGUs) to ensure that everyone is protected.

“However, we must inoculate other areas/LGUs to ensure that everyone is protected.” “At least in those 23 cities, security from Covid-19 is guaranteed, as is the safety of the people who live there,” he continued.

San Juan City, Mandaluyong City, Pateros, Las Pias City, Paraaque City, Manila, Muntinlupa City, Makati City, Valenzuela City, Quezon City, Navotas City, Pasig City, Marikina City, Taguig City, Malabon City, and Caloocan City in Metro Manila, Pateros, the lone municipality of Pateros in the National Capital Region (NCR), and Baguio

In a press conference with President Rodrigo Duterte on December 6, Ao said that the “National Vaccination Days” from November 29 to December 1 were a success, with a total of 8,090,078 doses administered to qualifying individuals, resulting in an 89.9% vaccination success rate.

He said that the achievement of an 89.9% vaccination rate was based on the government’s committed target of 8,998,947 people.

Calabarzon had the most Covid-19 doses supplied to the target individuals, with 1,147,392, according to Ao, followed by Central Luzon and Central Visayas, with 838,270 and 649,195 doses, respectively.

In terms of the committed target, he said the Ilocos area topped the list with 322.66 percent, followed by the NCR (172.23 percent), and the Cordillera region (172.23 percent) (158.56 percent).

At the provincial level, 14 of the 81 provinces achieved full inoculation of 50% or more of their target constituents, according to Ao.

Abra, Apayao, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Batanes, Quirino, Bataan, Bulacan, Pampanga, Cavite, Laguna, Siquijor, Biliran, and Camiguin are the provinces in question.

“Ang susunod pong target natin sa December 15, 16, 17, ay mapataas pa natin ang second dose (target folks) para maging fully vaccinated,” he said.

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