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San Juan Eyes Herd Immunity by End of August 2021

The city is now vaccinating A5 or fifth priority.
by Pia Regalado
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San Juan can achieve herd immunity by the end of August 2021 as it expands its vaccination rollout to indigent residents or A5 priority, Mayor Francis Zamora said Wednesday.

About 50% or  42,561 out of the 85,400 target population has been immunized against COVID-19 as of June 15, Zamora said.

"As long as we receive replenishments of vaccines, our city can vaccinate approximately 2,500 to 3,000 individuals a day. At that rate, San Juan may reach herd immunity by the end of August 2021."

San Juan is one of the just three cities in Metro Manila as of June 16 that started vaccinating its indigent constituents, or those under A5 priority.


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Instead of herd immunity, which means 70% of the population must be inoculated against COVID-19, the government is eyeing population protection as its year-end goal. This will entail jabbing residents of the so-called NCR Plus 8---Metro Manila, Bulacan, Pampanga, Laguna, Batangas, Cavite, Rizal, Cebu, and Davao.

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