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Over 400,000 residents in Caraga region now fully vaccinated vs COVID-19

A resident in the Caraga region receives a COVID-19 vaccine in a facility in General Luna, Surigao del Norte. Photo courtesy of Jessereth Torres

The Department of Health (DOH) on Monday, Sept. 27, said at least 409,491 residents belonging to the five priority groups in the Caraga region have received full doses of vaccines against COVID-19.

Citing data as of Sept. 26, DOH Caraga said the fully inoculated individuals include 55,281health workers and medical front liners under the A1 priority group,100,374 elderly under A2,188,192 persons with comorbidities under A3, 59,981 frontline personnel in essential sectors under A4, and 5,663 indigents under the A5 category.

DOH Caraga also said some 396,04 residents received their first doses of Sinovac, Sputnik V, AstraZeneca, Moderna or Pfizer vaccines. These include 61,744 persons under A1, 79,131 under A2, 85,148 under A3, 143,329 under A4, and 20,789 under the A5 priority group.

So far, vaccination facilities across the region had administered a total of 805,532 doses of COVID-19 vaccines, according to the DOH.

Based on the 2020 census, Caraga has a total population of 2,933,772. 

Caraga registered 339 new COVID-19 cases, 350 recoveries, and 14 deaths on Sunday.

The region has logged 42,097 cumulative cases since the pandemic started last year, 34,022 recoveries, and 1,365 deaths. CLC

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