By Rey Anthony Chiu | 01:13 PM October 09, 2021

With no vaccine deliveries since September 30, Bohol is now down to 71,983 coronavirus disease vaccine shots and nearly 200,000 expecting their second shots within the next weeks.

Reports from the Bohol Inter Agency Task Force on the management of Emerging Infectious Disease in its October 7 update showed that since March 6 until last week, vaccination teams have dispensed 395,909 doses of the vaccines.

Since March, Bohol has accumulated some 467,892 Covid-91 Sinovac, Astrazeneca, Sputnik V, Pfizer, Moderna, Sinopharm double dose and single dose Johnson and Johnsons vaccines.

This week, the BIATF, using data from the provincial Health Office, which is the base of the Provincial Vaccination Operation Center, said that Bohol has now fully vaccinated 209,453 residents, giving them a full protection against the serious effects of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) which is still as dangerous as it was a month ago.

The same report showed that another 186,456 Boholanos completed the first dose of the vaccines and in at most 28 days, would need another jab to complete their protection.

But with only 71,000 doses on stock, if only to make sure those given the first shot could attain full protection within the month, Bohol would still need at least 114,473.

Assuming that this much of the vaccines arrive within the month and are given to those who had their initial doses, Bohol would still be 29.83 percent fully vaccinated.

The latest census on Bohol population by the Philippine Statistics Authority showed that there are already 1,394,329 Boholanos.

As the Covid vaccination targets getting to 70% of the local population to give the province the herd immunity that vaccination helps attain, medical authorities have to get to 976,031 residents.

For that sheer number of people to be vaccinated, Bohol would need 1,952,062 vaccine doses as full protection against the disease can only happen after two vaccine doses are administered.

And if getting the herd immunity quick is still so distant, a 50% vaccination rate may be in order.

BIATF spokesperson Dr. Cesar Tomas Lopez shared that at 50% of the general population getting vaccinated, the cases in the general area would start to wane down.

At that number however, Bohol would need to get more 926,438 doses of the vaccines to add to the 467,892 that the province has now. (rahc/PIA-7/Bohol)

By Bohol Island News

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