Ilocos Norte records over 140k COVID-19 vaccinees, surpasses DOH’s vaccination target


Aug. 19, 2021 ...

The Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN) has vaccinated a total of 140,658 or 63.9% of its 219,989 eligible population for COVID-19 jabs, as of August 15, based on the report of the Department of Health (DOH) Region I.

Ilocos Norte's record has exceeded the 50% to 60% vaccination target announced by the DOH, which was originally set at 70% but was eventually revised due to the tight supply of vaccines globally.

Specifically, as part of the "Tutok A2" vaccination strategy of DOH, 51,577 from the A2 group have received at least one dose of COVID-19 jab. A total of 26,186 senior citizens have completed their vaccines in Ilocos Norte

Meanwhile, a total of 38,181 individuals from A1 group, including the Expanded A1 group composed of immediate family members of healthcare workers, overseas Filipino workers, and employees of isolation and quarantine hotel, have been inoculated with COVID vaccine, 37,078 from A3 group, and 13,822 vaccine recipients were recorded under A4 group, throughout the province. At present, 68,567 individuals from categories A1 to A4 have been fully vaccinated.

The Provincial Government, through its Provincial Health Office, has recently received 7,490 doses of Moderna vaccines and 4200 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines from DOH Region I, ready to be rolled-out to different LGUs in the province. 

Furthermore, the Provincial Government has also received additional 700 doses from its second batch of procured vaccines, earlier today.