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Mayor Sara hopes for collective immunity


Sara Duterte-Carpio, Mayor of the City of Davao. Photo file

DAVAO CITY: Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio is optimistic about securing a huge turnout for the three days of Bayanihan Bakunahan which started on Monday.

“Now that we are within a few digits of reaching collective immunity, we hope that this can contribute to a smoother sailing transition to a new normal,” Duterte-Carpio said.

According to a November 26 report, 1,065,383 people received the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine. This is 81.95 percent of the city’s target number to achieve public protection.

According to the same report, 944,909 people are fully vaccinated in Davao City, or 72.68% of the target number.

The mayor said the city government will assess the turnout rate for the three-day vaccination campaign and see if the target number of herd immunity can be reached before the end of the year.

The city, in partnership with the Ministry of Health (DoH), aims to inoculate 49,000 Dabawenyos per day for the Bayanihan Bakunahan campaign.

Those wishing to be vaccinated must bring a valid ID, Safedavao QR and pen for the first dose, and their vaccination card, valid ID, SafeDavao QR and pen for the second dose.

Additional requirements are required for those eligible for pediatric vaccination (12 to 17 years old): birth certificate or baptismal certificate, valid ID, valid parent / guardian ID and a barangay certificate or a special guardianship power of attorney for persons accompanied by a guardian. Medical clearance from the pediatrician is also required for people with co-morbidities.

Meanwhile, the Public Safety and Security Command has deployed more staff to vaccination sites to ensure the inoculation goes smoothly and adheres to minimum public health protocols such as social distancing and wearing. of face masks.

The regional police, for their part, made vehicles available to ensure the safe transport of vaccines to vaccination sites.

Regional Police Office (PRO) 11 Director BGen. Filmore Escobal also asked his staff to ensure that the minimum health standard protocol for Covid-19 is followed at all times.

“PRO 11 will maximize its efforts and its staff to help the DoH ensure a safe, peaceful and smooth three-day vaccination campaign,” said Escobal.