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A modest increase in Covid-19 infections and DOH-13 motivate vaccination efforts.

In response to a modest increase in coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infections in the area, the Caraga Region Department of Health (DOH-13) has concurrently begun an expanded vaccination campaign in each of its five province components.

The DOH-13 stated in a statement on Wednesday that the campaign aims to give elderly seniors and all other eligible residents of the area top priority.

According to DOH-13, the new immunization program seeks to finish the primary dose series for 90 percent of the A2 (senior citizens) group.

For the first 100 days of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s administration, the campaign would also aim to reach 50% of the region’s eligible population with at least one booster shot.

The number of Covid-19 infections that are still active in the area has surpassed three digits as of last week.

The DOH-13 reported on Monday that 102 new illnesses were discovered between July 17 and July 23, raising the total number of active cases in the area to 117.

New vaccinations

According to data from DOH-13 as of July 24, the area’s 1,676,030 residents are all completely immunized, with 236,632 having had their booster doses.

During that time, 3,513,024 vaccinations were given across all of Caraga’s provinces.

According to the same data, as of July 24, 174,919 elderly citizens in Caraga have received all of their recommended vaccinations.

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