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DILG: 23 cities achieved herd immunity vs COVID-19

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has recorded 23 highly urbanized cities, mostly in Metro Manila, that have reached herd immunity against COVID-19. 

“Umaabot po na 23 siyudad ang umabot na po ng 70% and up na fully vaccinated. So ibig sabihin po … ay nakamit na ang herd immunity sa target population," DILG Secretary Eduardo Año said in his report to President Rodrigo Duterte aired Tuesday. 

(Twenty-three cities have fully vaccinated 70% or above of their target population. This means their target population has already reached herd immunity.)

The list includes the following:

National Capital Region:

  • San Juan City
  • Mandaluyong City
  • Pateros
  • Marikina City
  • Taguig City
  • Pasay City
  • Las Piñas City
  • Parañaque City
  • Manila City
  • Muntinlupa City
  • Makati City
  • Valenzuela City
  • Quezon City
  • Navotas City
  • Pasig City
  • Malabon City
  • Caloocan City

Outside NCR:

  • Baguio City
  • Angeles City
  • Iloilo City
  • Lapu-Lapu City
  • Mandaue City
  • Davao City

Earlier in the day, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said the national government seeks to give a second dose to seven million Filipinos during the second leg of the mass vaccination drive from December 15 to 17.

As of December 6, around 38.7 million individuals have been fully inoculated against the respiratory disease, government data showed. — VBL, GMA News