More than half of Eastern Visayas population now vaccinated with at least one dose vs COVID-19

The DOH-EV reports that as of January 28, 2022, 53.3 percent of the total population in Eastern Visayas had received COVID-19 vaccines.

TACLOBAN CITY – Eastern Visayas now has 53.3 percent of the total population vaccinated with at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccines, as of January 28, 2022, according to the Department of Health - Eastern Visayas.

Tacloban City has reached 68 percent, Ormoc City has reached 66.5 percent, Biliran has reached 65.3 percent, Southern Leyte has reached 57.5 percent, Eastern Samar has reached 55.6 percent, Leyte has reached 51.1 percent, Northern Samar has reached 47.6 percent, and Western Samar has reached 47.3 percent of its actual population has been vaccinated with at least one dose.

(Photo: DOH-EV)

Meanwhile, 62.1 percent of the total population in Biliran has received COVID-19 vaccines, followed by 60.9 percent in Tacloban City, 57.8 percent in Ormoc City, 50 percent in Eastern Samar, 48.7 percent in Southern Leyte, 43.4 percent in Leyte, 39.7 percent in Western Samar, and 37.5 percent in Northern Samar.

A total of 45.5 percent of the region's total population has now been fully vaccinated or has received all of their COVID-19 vaccine doses.

DOH strongly encourages the public to get vaccinated through the active implementation of vaccination activities supported by Local Government Units (LGUs) in the region.

The department emphasizes the importance of prioritizing vaccination among those who have yet to receive their primary series, as the department's goal of achieving herd immunity remains active. —Tacloban News Update (Source: DOH-EV)

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