Tagaytay achieves herd immunity against COVID-19

Tagaytay City has achieved herd immunity against COVID-19 after vaccinating 70 percent of the city’s population against the disease.

According to Tagaytay City Councilor Athena Tolentino, the city has achieved herd immunity after vaccinating a total of 56,638 individuals, or the equivalent of 70 percent of the city’s residents.

There are 83,320 registered residents in Tagaytay.

According to Dr. Liza Capupus, the city health officer of Tagaytay, is also vaccinating those who work in the city even if they are not residents and is also preparing for the vaccination of minors.

In Indang town, with a target population of 53,750, 17,850 individuals have already completed the vaccine or the equivalent of 33 percent, based on information from the mayor’s office.

As many as 27,634 got the first twelve, or 51 percent of the population.

According to the City Health Office, the vaccine has also completed 37 percent of the target to be vaccinated in Dasmariñas City or the equivalent of 193,571 individuals.

Some 238,924 have already received the first dose or 46 percent of the 519,863 targets to be vaccinated.

Tagaytay achieves herd immunity against COVID-19

In the town of Tanza, 36,601 or the equivalent of 20 percent of the 185,000 target population have been vaccinated, according to municipal health officer Dr. Ruth Punzalan.

But if we include the 59,991 who received the first dose, 52 percent of all those vaccinated in the town have been vaccinated.

Meanwhile, a special lane has already been set aside in Batangas Port for those who will deliver oxygen tanks to various provinces, an official of the local Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) said Thursday.

According to PPA Batangas General Manager Joselito Sinocruz, the lane will be available for tank carriers in Occidental and Oriental Mindoro, Aklan, Capiz, Iloilo, Rombolon, Masbate and Bacolod City.

The lane was opened after it was requested by the PPA of the Calapan City local government in the face of the shortage of supply of tanks in Oriental Mindoro, which is experiencing an increase in COVID-19 cases.

“Though si Calapan city government ang nag-initiate ng request sa PPA Batangas Port, I made sure na ‘di siya exclusive sa Oriental Mindoro so as to address na rin same problem of other provinces,” said Sinocruz.

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