MABALACAT CITY – The Mabalacat City Government (MCG) under the leadership of Mayor Crisostomo Garbo is capping the year with 437, 209 total COVID-19 jabs administered.

Based on this city’s vaccination databank released by the Mabalacat City COVID-19 Response Integrated System (CRIS), Mabalacat City has already administered a sum of 219,488 for the first dose, 206,226 for the second dose, and 11,495 for its booster shots program.

Mayor Crisostomo Garbo said that the numbers comprise the inoculation of the city’s priority sectors, walk-in (residents and non-residents), missed second dose, and the pediatric population aged 12 to 17 years old.

“Hindi po tumigil ang ating siyudad sa pagbabakuna. Kahit noong pasko ay tuluy-tuloy po ang ating mga medical frontline workers sa pagbabakuna sa ating vaccination sites gaya ng nasa SM City Clark,” the mayor said.

“Ngayong parating na taon ay paiigtingin pa natin ang ating vaccination program lalo na sa booster shots. Ang Department of Health (DOH) ay naglabas na ng kautusan ukol sa mas-pinaikling interval ng administration ng booster shots sa mga fully-vaccinated individuals,” Mayor Garbo added,

In mid-December, DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III announced that adults who received a primary two-dose vaccine may receive their booster shots three months after the second dose. Meanwhile, recipients of a primary single-dose vaccine are eligible to receive theirs after two months.

To date, Mabalacat City continues to score zero on daily new coronavirus cases. The city also has no active case as of December 29, which the city mayor attributes to the intensified COVID-19 response and immunization program of the local government.

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