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MOH-BARMM provides 55K vaccines to three priority populations

More than 55,500 individuals from the region’s top three vaccination priority groups have been vaccinated by medical field workers from the Ministry of Health – Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (MOH-BARMM).

According to Dr. Bashary Latiph, 41,899 people from the A1 through A3 priority categories got their first vaccination, with 13,659 of them receiving both doses.

β€œA total of 20,226 frontline healthcare professionals got their first dosage, representing a high rate of 94.28 percent of our overall goal of 21,451 individuals,” he added.

β€œ9,961 of these front-liners finished their two doses,” Latiph said.

The remaining 35,332 people who had been vaccinated belonged to the A2 and A3 categories.

Frontline healthcare professionals are on the A1 priority list; elderly citizens (those 60 years and above) are on the A2 list; and those with comorbidities are on the A3 list.

Other frontline employees, such as military troopers and police officers, as well as other critical sectors with high levels of contact with or exposure to the public, are included in the A4 priority cluster.

β€œI urge all of our people to be vaccinated, particularly those in the A1, A2, A3, and A4 groups,” Latiph added.

The health official also said that the region’s vaccination supply would be sufficient to meet the needs of the priority groups.

According to him, the BARMM has received a total of 85,400 vaccination doses since March of this year. β€œThe national government is scheduled to provide 16,000 doses of Sinovac vaccinations this week,” Latiph said.

Vaccination for the provinces of Maguindanao and Lanao del Sur began in the first week of March in the area.

Vaccination began in the island provinces of Sulu, Basilan, and Tawi-Tawi a week later.

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