As the government ramped up its effort to pour in thousands of vaccine dose to local governement units, the City Government of Malaybalay responded the call that hit a record high of 1,267 jabs administered in a single day on July 16, 2021.
The turnout recorded more than double that usually accomodates around 500 a day. These were followed on July 9 with 899 jabs and 826 on July 12.
In a report from City Health Officer, Dr. Dennis Sangalang, the record shows a compelling number that people are no longer hesitant to get vaccinated. They are now convinced and supportive to the government’s program dubbed as “RESBAKUNA” spearheaded by the Department of Health.
During the initial vaccine roll-out in March, Mayor Florencio T. Flores, Jr. has always been in the forefront urging the 180,000-strong population of Malaybalay, to “take the shot” once it is available according to priority group they belong. True to his word, he took the jab during the senior citizen vaccination roll-out in May.
As of July 16, 2021, a total of 24,618 vaccines were deployed comprised of sinovac, astrazeneca and sputnik-v. There were 16,878 received their first dose while 7,740 received their second dose. All were given to priority groups namely frontliners (A1), senior citizens (A2), and persons with comorbidities (A3).
In the past weeks, more senior citizens were getting thier shots as it nears to 50 percent of its target. Mayor Flores hoped that in the coming days this number will go up.
Exec. Asst. V Roberto T. Flores led the crowd management to ensure the surge of vaccinees observe the proper health protocol held at Enhanced Screening Area at City Covered Court, Brgy. 4, Malaybalay City.