PALO, Leyte - Biliran province and Ormoc City topped among the provinces and cities the region with highest immunization coverage against Covid-19.
As of November 15, 2021, Biliran province tops in the region with 78.3 percent coverage. Ormoc City on the other hand came second with 70.5% but tops among reported cities with the highest coverage.
Tacloban City got 62%, Southern Leyte at 52.0%, Eastern Samar at 51.5%, Leyte came next at 44.4%, Northern Samar at 32.4% and Samar at 32.2%.
Meanwhile based on available data, Baybay City in Leyte got 65.5% and Maasin City in Southern Leyte got more than 60% in its vaccination coverage. Other cities not reflected in the report included Catbalogan and Calbayog City, all in Samar. The overall coverage of of Eastern Visayas is at 45.3%.
The region is up to achieving the 70% minimum vaccination coverage with the launching of COVID 19 Pediatric Vaccination and the National Immunization Programs (COVID-19 Vaccination Ramping Up Iniatives.
Achieving an herd immunity is one of the way to fight the COVID 19 pandemic. Support from Local Government Units (LGUs) from the barangays to the provincial level is vital particularly in the demand generation in COVID 19 vaccination regardless of brand.
Our advocacy is still be part of the BIDA BakuNation effort and for the target population to get vaccination after all, the COVID 19 vaccination is free, accessible and available at the local health facilities near you. #NPC-CPD