By Rey Anthony Chiu | 08:57 PM December 13, 2021
After over a million doses of vaccines received, Bohol has accomplished 40% vaccination of the 70% of the population which authorities identified as needing to get full protection against coronavirus disease (Covid-19) and its mutation strains.
Heath authorities have reported that as of December 9, 2021, vaccination teams in Bohol have reached out to some 382,492 Boholanos who were given the necessary two doses of the Covid vaccines administered at least about a month apart.
This figure also includes those administered with single dose vaccines through Johnson and Johnsons Janssen vaccine.
The figure however is just 27.43% total vaccination of the total population of Bohol as of May 2020.
The Philippine Statistics Authority have reported that as of the latest census, there are 1,394,329 Boholanos.
However, for reasons only health authorities would know, instead of 976,030 for the 70% of the total population, local health authorities peg the 70% at 961,872, a figure less than 14,158 of the actual population.
Health authorities have theorized that in order to help curb the spread of the disease, a significant number the population has to be infected or vaccinated for the community to attain herd immunity.
Of the number, about 939,241 of the vaccines have been dispensed and Bohol is now left with 151,541 doses, according to data shared by the Bohol Inter Agency task Force on the (BIATF) management of Emerging Infectious Diseases.
In the data they shared last December 9, 2021, BIATF also showed that 556,507 Boholanos have also received the first doses of the vaccine that is said to help communities attain herd immunity and eventually stop the spread of the viral disease.
According to the BIATF, this is already 58% of the 70% of the local population.
This however is a little less than 40% of the actual population of the island and its outlaying isles.
Another 245 Boholanos who have been identified as in high risks of Covid infection have also received their booster shots.
The achievement is earned nine months after the vaccine rollout started.
Bohol still needs about 800,000 doses to attain its dreamt of herd immunity. (rahc/PIA-7/Bohol)