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Baguio residents rush to get booster shots

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As COVID-19 infection increases and with the threat of the highly contagious Omicron variant, residents are queuing up to vaccination centers to have their booster shots.

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Asst. City Health Officer Dr. Celia Flor Brillantes said the city administered a total of 4,142 booster shots as of January 7 since its rollout on Nov. 17.

Mayor Benjamin Magalong said, “This only validates that vaccine acceptability in Baguio is high coupled with the fact that they believe vaccines will protect them from omicron.”

“People are becoming aware of the benefits of boosters.   We just have to sustain the supply,” he added.

The city recorded 310 new COVID cases in just one day on Sunday, the highest infections since the start of the year.

COVID-19 cases in the city have increased sharply in the past days.  From 64 active cases last Jan. 1, at present the Cordillera Department of Health recorded a total of 1,009 active cases.

Since December, city health office added Singaporean metrics model since December to measures the weekly infection rate to its list of indicators further assess the level of community transmission of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

(Photo courtesy by Neil Ongchangco)

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