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Achieve! Joy Belmonte touts QC’s new record as 37K residents get COVID-19 jab

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Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte welcomed the new achievement set by the local government, as 37,234 individuals received COVID-19 vaccines yesterday, the highest number among all local government units nationwide.

This new achievement comes after the city government inoculated around 27,000 individuals for three consecutive days last week from June 17 to June 19.

“This is a big step in a ladder that we are climbing. With continued collective efforts from the city government, private sector, and other partners, we will soon achieve protection for most of our citizens,” Belmonte said.

The QCProtektodo Vaccination Program has administered a total of 646,043 vaccines as of June 21. Out of this number, the first doses given are at 495,490 or 29.15% of the target 1.7 million population to achieve population protection, while 150,553 or 8.86% of the same target population have received their second doses.

Apart from members of A1 to A3 priority groups, the Quezon City government is now administering vaccines to members of the A4 group since the celebration of Labor Day last May 1.

Last week, “Bakuna Nights”, the city’s nighttime vaccination rollout, was launched inside the city hall compound accommodating workers from different industries such as banks, fast-food companies, delivery services, among others.