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Mandaluyong City Mayor Carmelita “Menchie” A. Abalos today, August 10, 2021, announced the city has achieved population protection after the vaccination of 325,188 individuals with the first dose of Covid-19 vaccines.
The number of the first dose already performed amounts to 100.01% of the city’s population as of August 9, based on the records of the City Health Department.
Mandaluyong has a total population of 464,467, and the number of individuals eligible to be vaccinated is 325,127, or 70% of the total population.
“We’re happy to announce that we’ve reached our target this early. Our next goal is to complete the remaining second dose for those who have yet to receive it,” Abalos said.
“We’re happy to announce that we’ve reached our target this early.”
In addition, the city government has also vaccinated with the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine 105.07% of its senior citizens, or 31,257 individuals, as of July 28. Out of these numbers, 25,597 have already received their second dose.
Based on the Office for Senior Citizens Affairs (OSCA), there are 29,749 registered senior citizens residing in Mandaluyong.
Abalos said the success of the city’s vaccination program can be attributed to the local government’s partnership with the private sector and the cooperation of every Mandaleño.
“This is the accomplishment not only of the city government, but of every Mandaleño who were inoculated, thinking not only of their own safety but of their families and communities as well,” Abalos emphasized. (✓)
Featured image is Mayor Carmelita Menchie Abalos from her Facebook page.