By Rey Anthony Chiu | 07:34 AM February 13, 2022
As if the massive vaccination against coronavirus disease (Covid-19) has not saturated the grassroots yet, at least more than 2 Boholanos continue to die every day in the last 11 days.
From the Bohol Inter Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases-Emergency Operations Center (BIATF-EOC), the 632nd death by Covid-19 was reported February 12.
The death came 22 days less than a year after the first vaccination against the fatal viral disease happened in Bohol when the awaited vaccines first arrived March 6, 2021.
While the whole world has been scampering in search of a medicine to cure the disease, medical experts said the best and tested way to stop the highly contagious disease from infecting others is by vaccination.
As to the data released by the BIATF last February 2, deaths by Covid-19 in Bohol has reached 606, which is already 10 more compared to the data provided by the same source January 31, which was 596.
From Feb 2 to Feb 12, at 11:40 AM, the BOATF EOC tallied 632 deaths already, 26 deaths since4 February 2 and 36 deaths since January 31.
With the 26 COVID-related and confirmed deaths in February, in the 11 days count, Bohol averages 2.3 deaths a day credited still to the disease.
Meanwhile, during the third nation-wide vaccination drive February 10-11, observers noted that vaccination teams still continued to inoculate of their first dose senior citizens and individuals with comorbidities.
As the local vaccinations continued, latest BIATF data made available last February 6 revealed that Bohol has vaccinated for their second doses some 588,923 individuals in priority sectors.
This, according to the report is 61% coverage.
The 61% coverage as reported however is based on the 70% of Boholanos in the master list of prioritized individuals for COVID protection.
At 961,872 individuals in the master list, 70% of that is 673,310.
As to the same report dated February 6, there are already 1,249,390 Boholanos vaccinated with either the first dose, (which still needs a second dose 21 to 28 days later), the two doses, or with the booster dose.
At that time, some 42,464 Boholanos have since received their booster doses, which also impacted on the number of vaccines available for those who have not been vaccinated of fully vaccinated.
As of the same date, Bohol has since received 1,449,142 vaccine doses.
Fully vaccinating the 961,872 individuals would mean Bohol to secure between 1,923,744 and 2,885,616 doses, if all in the master list would be given their corresponding booster shots. (rahc/PIA-7/Bohol)