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Taguig health workers get 2nd dose of COVID-19 vaccine

The Taguig City government on Tuesday started to inoculate its health workers with their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

In a statement, the city government said the vaccination effort is in line with their target of ensuring the full immunity of its frontliners in the first quarter of 2021.

First to receive the second dose of the vaccines on Tuesday were the healthcare workers of Taguig-Pateros District Hospital. The city said that the rest of the city's medical frontliners would soon follow.

With this, Taguig said, it will finish vaccinating almost 90 percent of those in the A1 category in the government’s priority list.

On Wednesday, the city government also announced that it has started the inoculation of its senior population followed by people with comorbidities.

Free vaccines for residents of Taguig are also provided by the city government, which said that officials are preparing a vaccine portfolio for each resident.

Vaccines from Novovax, IP Biotech, AstraZeneca, and Moderna are expected to arrive in Taguig City.

"While we continue to build our portfolio of vaccines and wait for the supplies to arrive, we believe that the best vaccine to administer to our citizens is the vaccine that is available now," Mayor Lino Cayetano said.

As of March 29, the city government said Taguig remains to have the least active COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population in Metro Manila with only 13 recorded patients. — Hana Bordey/BM, GMA News