The Department of Health (DOH) has awarded a “green status” to Angeles City government for its efficient vaccination program, stated by Mayor Carmelo Lazatin Jr. in his second State of the City Address (SOCA), June 30.
“With the current capacity of 6,000 pax per day, it will just take us a maximum of five months to attain herd immunity. I am also proud to announce that the Department of Health (DOH) has given Angeles city a “green status”, meaning our inoculation system is very efficient,” the city mayor said in his address.
The Angeles City government strengthened its vaccination program as it aims to attain COVID-19 herd immunity by November 2021.
In an effort to intensify its efforts, the city government sought the assistance of the Department of Education (DepEd) to allow the use of the Angeles City National High School facilities as an additional vaccination outpost.
A report by the City information of Angeles city dated July 22 shows a total of 67,508 individuals have received the first dose, with 23,733 being fully vaccinated. Sinovac, AstraZeneca, and Pfizer-brand vaccines were used in the immunization.
As of July 23, the city has recorded 7,170 total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases. This tally includes 6,484 recoveries, 372 active cases, and 314 deaths.
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PHOTO SOURCE(S): Reynan Baylin, Angeles City CIO