A mobile vaccination program was launched in this town on Friday (July 9) to speed up the mass inoculation against COVID-19 of people belonging to the priority sectors.
The program, which is a joint venture between the provincial government and the private sector, kicked off at Barangay Tabang here and served about 500 senior citizens and those with existing ailments.
The mobile vaccination targets qualified recipients in villages, especially the elderly who could not go to the vaccination sites identified by the local government.
Dr. Hjordis Marushka Celis, Bulacan provincial COVID-19 task force assistant head, said two buses and a team of health workers were involved in the program.
So far, at least 92,000 out of 300,000 of senior citizens in the province were vaccinated with the first dose of anti-COVID-19 vaccine while 16,000 were already fully vaccinated.
The Provincial Health Office (PHO) in Bulacan has recorded a recovery rate of 97 percent from COVID-19.
In its report to Governor Daniel Fernando, the PHO said it recorded 78 new laboratory results, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 41,604, according to the Provincial Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (PESU).
Out of the total of 41,604 COVID-19 cases, 40,163 have recovered or 97 percent while 546 or 1 percent are active cases. Admitted in the hospitals are 36 patients; 98 in Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facilities (TTMF), while 412 are under home isolation.
Two new deaths were reported, bringing the total to 895.
The highest reported active cases as of this writing are reported in the towns of Calumpit, Guiguinto, and Santa Maria.
Bulacan’s vaccine statistics showed that as of Thursday, 371,392 Bulakenyos were already vaccinated, 295,110 with the first dose, and 76,282 with the second dose.
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