OCTA: Vaccinate 50% of NCR, 6 other high-risk areas’ population

The Research group urged the government Monday to vaccinate 50% of the population in and six other areas at high risk to achieve herd immunity.

The team of experts said 50% of the people living in and the cities of Tuguegarao, Santiago, Baguio, Cainta, Cebu, and Imus should be vaccinated due to their high COVID-19 attack rates.

The vaccination drive would need 15.96 million doses for a total of 7.98 million people.

“In many countries that have vaccinated 50% of the population, there has been an immediate impact on herd containment of COVID-19. This is the immediate target in high-risk areas,” the experts said.

research added that 30% to 40% of the population in moderate-high risk areas and 20% to 30% of the population in moderate risk areas should be inoculated against COVID-19.

It would need 7.3 million doses for moderate-high risk areas and 3.08 million doses for moderate risk areas.

“A rollout of 30 to 35 million vaccines before the end of 2021, allocated by risk level, will help the country recover before the end of 2021,” the experts said.