A total of 969,488 Tarlaqueños have been vaccinated against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) as the provincial government accelerated its inoculation drive to ensure population protection against the dreaded disease.
Of the number, 866,518 residents have been fully inoculated while 102,970 have received their first dose, according to Tarlac’s Covid-19 case bulletin released on Tuesday.
Governor Susan Yap urged residents who are still unvaccinated to get their Covid-19 jabs as the new strain of the virus will mainly target those who have not yet received the jabs.
“Tandaan rin po nating ang mga bakuna ay makatutulong na maibsan ang Covid-19 (Let us remember that vaccines could help relieve the effect of Covid-19),” Yap said in a social media post.
She also reiterated the importance of practicing the minimum health and safety standards amid the resurgence of Covid-19 cases in the country.
“Patuloy po nating sundin ang mga heath protocols tulad ng pagsusuot ng face mask, regular na paghuhugas ng kamay, at pag-oobserve ng social distancing (Let us continue to follow the health protocols such as the wearing of face mask, washing of hands regularly and observing social distancing),” the governor added.
The Department of Health (DOH) said as of Tuesday, there are 112 new Covid-19 cases in the province, bringing the total number of active infections to 1,436. (PNA)