64% of Liloan’s eligible citizens vaxxed

NEARLY 60,000 residents of Liloan, or 64 percent of the town’s eligible population, have been vaccinated against coronavirus disease (Covid-19).

The local government on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021 cited records from the Department of Health and the Department of Information and Communications Technology Vaccine Operations Reporting System as showing that 59,481 Liloanons had been vaccinated.

Of this number, 45,748 had been vaccinated in the town through the local government’s vaccination program, while the rest had been vaccinated in other parts of Cebu, the town said in a statement.

Residents can manually register for vaccination or online through the Liveloveliloan app.

The high vaccination rate was brought in part by the use of the app for registration, and Mayor Christina Garcia Frasco’s partnership with SM and Metro Rapid Transit System Inc. to deploy the MyBus for Liloan’s Mobile Bus Vaccination to all barangays six days a week.

Liloan has 14 barangays.

Liloan currently has two vaccination sites: PBF Memorial Sports Complex and Liloan Central School.

But it is set to launch a Vaccination Drive-Thru and Village Vaccination to make vaccination even more accessible to residents.

With the Department of Health now opening vaccination to minors nationwide, Liloan has also begun the pre-registration of minors aged 12–17 through the Liveloveliloan app.

The Visayas Vaccination Operations Center (VVOC) said Friday that it targets to inoculate over 900,000 minors aged 12–17 in Central Visayas, which groups Cebu, Bohol, Negros Oriental and Siquijor.

On the same day, Cebu City kicked off its pediatric vaccination with 100 minors with comorbidities aged 12–17 getting the jab at the behavioral sciences building of the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center.

There are an estimated 160,000 minors aged 12 to 17 years old in Cebu City, of whom only 8,500 had signed up for Covid-19 vaccination as of Oct. 28.

For adult vaccinations as of Oct. 27, VVOC records show that only 49 percent of the eligible population of Metro Cebu had been fully vaccinated against Covid-19, while 55.85 percent had received at least a first dose.

Grouped by the VVOC under Metro Cebu are Cebu City, Mandaue City, Lapu-Lapu City, Talisay City, Naga City, and the towns of Minglanilla and Consolacion.

Among these seven areas, Mandaue City performed best with 58.93 percent of its eligible population fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and 66.28 percent receiving a first dose as of Oct. 27.

The city led in both full and first-dose vaccinations.

The laggards in the group were Consolacion in terms of full vaccination, with just 42.43 percent of its eligible population fully vaccinated against Covid-19, and Naga City in terms of first dose vaccination, with only 46.09 percent of its eligible population having received a first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine as of Oct. 27.