Some 39, 654 residents of Santo Tomas in Davao del Norte, or 45.59 percent of the municipality’s target population have already been fully vaccinated against the COVID-19, a report from the town’s Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) Vaccination Cluster said on Tuesday (Nov. 30).
In a statement, the vaccination cluster said the figure covers all individuals who have completed the necessary doses of vaccines developed to address the COVID-19 pandemic as of November 28 targeting 86,964 Tomasinos to be inoculated with the vaccinated against the COVID-19 by the end of the year.
To boost COVID-19 vaccinations, the Santo Tomas local government unit (LGU) has participated in the three-day national vaccination drive which started on November 29 to December 1, aiming to inoculate thousands of Tomasinos during the period.
The Santo Tomas LGU through the Municipal Health Office also holds the “Resbakuna Sa Barangay” as part of the municipal government’s intervention to ramp up the vaccination program.
The municipal government of Santo Tomas, however, has expressed concern over the sluggish COVID-19 vaccination rate of Barangay Talomo despite the ample supplies of vaccines given to the local government.
Of the 4, 802 eligible population to receive the COVID-19 jabs, only 569 residents were vaccinated as of Nov. 28, out of the 3, 361 target residents in the said barangay.
Negligent barangay local government units with poor vaccination rates based on the daily COVID-19 inoculation record will be investigated through the issuance of show-cause orders as sanctioned by the Department of the Interior and Local (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año. (NW)