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I had to read the article multiple times to figure out how vaccination number could be far above 100%.  But eventually I was able to understand what I was reading.   I am sure others will understand right away what the article is trying to present, but it was tough for me.  Probably good that I am a "retired" from writing computer applications. :tongue:

https://www.sunstar.com.ph/article/1913208/Cebu/Local-News/9-Metro-Cebu-towns-cities-perform-well-in-vaccination-on-Nov-8-14-VVOC-says

AFTER consecutive weeks of low turnout, the Visayas Vaccination Operations Center (VVOC) reported a pickup in the vaccination performance of nine local government units (LGU) in Metro Cebu from Nov. 8 to 14, 2021.

The VVOC reported on Monday, Nov. 15 that the nine LGUs hit 60 percent of the week’s target for the first dose, after they were able to administer a combined 89,160 jabs out of the 148,000 target doses of vaccines against Covid-19. For the second dose, the LGUs reached 139 percent of their target after administering 53,157 jabs out of the available 38,151 doses.

These LGUs are the highly urbanized cities of Cebu, Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu; component cities of Talisay and Naga; and municipalities of Minglanilla, Consolacion, Cordova and Liloan.

Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, VVOC spokesperson, considered the uptick in numbers of vaccinated individuals on Nov. 8-14 good news, saying it contributes to Central Visayas’ efforts in achieving herd immunity.

According to the World Health Organization, at least 70 percent of the population must have immunity against Sars-CoV-2 (the virus that causes Covid-19) to break the chain of transmission, and through vaccination individual immunity and herd immunity can be achieved safely.

“We saw that last week, we were at 34 percent (in the first dose vaccination). Now, at 60 percent, we are much improved compared to the previous weeks,” Loreche said.

For the first dose for both age categories of 18 and above and minors 12 to 17 years old, Cebu City logged 32,611 jabs (68 percent); Mandaue City, 14,890 (60 percent); Lapu-Lapu City, 17,838 (64 percent); Talisay City, 8,329 (69 percent); Naga City, 3,163 (40 percent); Minglanilla, 4,139 (52 percent); Consolacion, 2,189 (24 percent); Cordova, 1,499 (60 percent); and Liloan, 4,502 (60 percent).

For the second dose for those 18 years old and above, Cebu City logged 21,658 jabs, (120 percent); Mandaue City, 5,797 (102 percent); Lapu-Lapu City, 15,476 (226 percent); Talisay City, 3,754 (299 percent); Naga City, 704 (165 percent); Minglanilla, 1,618 (113 percent); Consolacion, 2,163 (130 percent); Cordova, 410 (90 percent); and Liloan, 1,577 (65 percent).

Meanwhile, the Philippines’ national vaccination program continues to gain momentum, as the country’s daily vaccination rate breached the one million mark twice within this month.

Last Nov. 10, one million Filipinos were vaccinated against Covid-19. The number increased to 1.2 million on Nov. 11, according to Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Assistant Secretary Wilben Mayor, who is also the National Task Force against Covid-19’s head of strategic communications on current operations.

Mayor congratulated LGUs throughout the country, particularly the cities of Baguio and Iloilo, for ramping up their vaccination throughput and achieving high inoculation rates. 

 

 

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2 hours ago, KC813 said:

Yes,  "administering 53,157 jabs out of the available 38,151 doses"  does certainly get you scratching your head!
 

 

Not really if you look at it from one viral is 3 doses or jabs. I think I read one or some brands are two doses.

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Well AM finally went and had her first dose yesterday, the entire family did.  It's almost as if someone flicked a switch...

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1 hour ago, BrettGC said:

the entire family did.

Yeah, most of the wife's relies have too, the others, no way. With attitudes like that it's going to be a long haul for the PI's. :facepalm_80_anim_gif:

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6 hours ago, Clermont said:

Yeah, most of the wife's relies have too, the others, no way. With attitudes like that it's going to be a long haul for the PI's. :facepalm_80_anim_gif:

But they are enticing now, like some jobs and some places wont hire unvaccinated. Also giveaways such as someone won a motorbike the other day so trying to entice. Then some places like supermarkets have specials for only vaccinated. Worth a try I guess.

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On 11/16/2021 at 11:39 PM, KC813 said:

Yes,  "administering 53,157 jabs out of the available 38,151 doses"  does certainly get you scratching your head!
 

 

I saw straight away ( I think) how they came to that figure, and I think what they did was use the unused first doses as second jabs.

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