PH vax target posible sa Q1 ng 2022 – eksperto

PH vax target posible sa Q1 ng 2022 – eksperto

December 8, 2021 @ 12:45 PM 10 months ago

MANILA, Philippines – Sinabi ng isang health reform advocate, Miyerkoles, na maaaring makamit ng Pilipinas ang target nitong bakunahan ang nasa 70 hanggang 90 porsyento ng populasyon ng bansa sa unang kwarter ng 2022.

“I think we cannot achieve the 70-90 percent vaccination rate by this month. I think they can achieve [that] but in the next quarter,” ani Dr. Tony Leachon, na dating adviser ng COVID-19 task force ng gobyerno.

“But if we have a people’s protection rate around 50 percent then we’re in a position right now to protect the people particularly in those business areas: Calabarzon, Central Luzon and of course (National Capital Region), so I would be happy with that, and even the Luzon area,” aniya pa.

“But in terms of national, we’re still far off, because of the logistic problem in (Visayas and Mindanao) area, and of course because also of their higher vaccine hesitancy in that particular area.”

Iginiit din ni Leachon na dapat tuloy pa rin ang gobyerno na makamit ang 90 porsyentong target sa lalo’t madaling panahon, bunsod ng banta ng COVID-19 omicron variant.

“Right now with the threat of the omicron, and still ongoing delta variant across the globe, our target for vaccination herd immunity should be around 90 percent, and we should also fast-track our booster doses for above 18, and of course those less than 18,” ani Leachon.

“But with the vaccination rate, we’re improving. I think we will be more resilient and stronger facing the challenges of the new variants,” dagdag pa ng eksperto.

Samantala, sumang-ayon din si Leachon kay scientist-priest Nicanor Austriaco na nakamit na ang “substantial population immunity” ng Pilipinas laban sa novel coronavirus.

“I think we’re doing well and I agree with Fr. Nic Austriaco that we attained a certain immunity, particularly for the National Capital Region,” ani Leachon. RNT