Despite the COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy of some Palaweños, fully vaccinated individuals in the Province of Palawan has now reached 65,179 as of September 3.
According to Provincial Information Officer (PIO) Attorney Christian Jay Cojamco, of the total fully vaccinated individuals, 22,045 were given Sinovac, 9,281 received AstraZeneca, 33,582 J&J’s Janssen, and 1 Moderna vaccine based on the report from the Provincial Health Office (PHO).
Meanwhile, 41,561 individuals were vaccinated with Sinovac, 117,715 with AstraZeneca, 4,790 with Moderna and, 1,972 with Gamaleya Sputnik V for their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
Cojamco added that the province is now in the A5 category but there are still vaccine recipients from priority groups A1 to A4.
“‘Yung mga hesistant dati na siguro na-kumbinsi na or may nakasamang kaibigan…[halimbawa] ‘yung senior [citizen] natin may kasamang senior na nagpa-vaccine at wala namang nangyaring masama, ngayon niya lang naisip na ‘okay pala ito’ at ina-accommodate pa rin natin ‘yan,” PIO Cojamco expressed.