Malacañang on Tuesday said around 750 local government units have been conducting house-to-house vaccination against COVID-19.
At a Palace briefing, acting presidential spokesperson Martin Andanar said these efforts aim to boost the vaccination rate in the country as ordered by President Rodrigo Duterte.
“Para mapaigting ang bakunahan at bilang pagsunod sa direksyon ng Pangulo, nasa 750 cities at municipalities ang nagsasagawa ng LGU house-to-house vaccinations,” he said.
(To expand the vaccination and to follow the directive of the President, around 750 cities and municipalities are conducting LGU house-to-house vaccinations.)
Based on the data from the Department of the Interior and Local Government as of Monday, all of the regions are conducting house-to-house vaccinations except for Bangsamoro:
- Cordillera - 63 cities and municipalities
- Ilocos - 112
- Cagayan - 55
- Central Luzon - 22
- National Capital Region - 7
- Calabarzon - 58
- Mimaropa - 43
- Bicol - 65
- Western Visayas - 40
- Central Visayas - 47
- Eastern Visayas - 50
- Zamboanga - 46
- Northern Mindanao - 63
- Davao - 21
- Soccsksargen - 10
- Caraga - 48
- Bangsamoro - 0
On April 5, Duterte pushed for a house-to-house anti-COVID-19 vaccination program particularly in the countryside amid the expected expiration of millions of vaccine doses in the next few months.
Duterte made the remark after presidential adviser for entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion said that 27 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines would expire in July.
On April 12, Duterte ordered officials of the Bangsamoro to make sure the COVID-19 vaccination rate in the region will pick up in the coming weeks.
Vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez expressed alarm that only over 20% in BARMM have been inoculated against the coronavirus disease. — RSJ, GMA News