Iloilo City secures P414 M worth of COVID-19 vaccine: Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas, in a social media post, revealed that the Iloilo City Government has procured a total of Php 414 million worth of vaccines to achieve 85% herd immunity and ensure the safety of all Ilonggos. In an August 04 update, 21.20% (111,295) of the total target population have already received a second dose of vaccination whilst 30.65% (160,922) had their first dose.
Statement of Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas:
“The Iloilo City Government took a leap to shield the people of the metro against COVID-19 and its strains. We were able to allocate P414-M to ensure the safety of 525,000 individuals, the target population to achieve 85% herd immunity. This includes both the residents and those working in the city. We spent more than P300-M for AstraZeneca which is good for 600,000 doses, and more than P114-M for Novavax which is good for 163,927 doses.
The city is totally vaccine-dependent to the national government as of the moment as we wait for the arrival of the procured vaccines. We need more vaccines because we are facing an infectious and virulent surge right now due to the Delta variant, and we have to protect the people. The city can inoculate more COVID vaccines since the city hired additional vaccinators. We can do more than 15,000 vaccinations a day but we can only vaccinate if there are more vaccines. Tinguhaan guid namon nga maprotektahan ang tanan. Siguraduhon guid namon nga wala may mabilin sa sini nga krisis. Batò Iloilo, kaya ta ni!”
In an August 04 update, 21.20% (111,295) of the total target population have already received a second dose of vaccination whilst 30.65% (160,922) had their first dose. Related: Vaccine in Iloilo City (Live Updates)