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The elderly are not adequately vaccinated, according to an antique guv.

Governor Rhodora Cadiao of Antique has highlighted her concern about the poor vaccination rate for the coronavirus illness 2019 (Covid-19), particularly among seniors.

“I’m concerned that if our Covid-19 immunization remains low, our home province may not be able to be placed under Alert Level 1,” Cadiao said in an interview on Wednesday.

So far, only Antique and Negros Occidental provinces in Western Visayas have remained on Alert Level 2.

The governor is expected to publish a new Executive Order (EO) to extend the existing EO 32-C, which also extended the province’s Alert Level 2 from May 16 to May 31, with the exception of the towns of Anini-y, Tobias Fornier, San Jose de Buenavista, and Sebaste, which are classified as Alert Level 1.

After achieving a high vaccination success rate, the aforementioned communities were put in a lower group.

According to a report from the Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO), the province had a 67.51 percent inoculation success rate for the first dosage as of May 27, with 339,212 people vaccinated out of a target population of 502,436.

The number of people who have been fully vaccinated is 319, 601 (63.61 percent), while the number of people who have had booster doses is 35,869.

Out of the 52,725 eligible target population, 59.40 percent or 31,319 people aged 60 and up received the first dosage and 58.13 percent or 30,649 people received the second dose.

As of May 27, a total of 21, 406 seniors had not been immunized.

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