About 336,446 residents in Caloocan have been identified as belonging to the Priority Eligible Group A for COVID-19 vaccination, Mayor Oscar Malapitan said.
First on the list are health workers in health centers and public and private hospitals; contact tracers; barangay health workers; senior citizens; indigent population; and uniformed personnel.
Malapitan said those belonging to Priority Group A make up 19.58 percent of the city’s total population of 1.7 million.
The city government targets to produce 481 teams to vaccinate 100 people per team per day.
The city currently has 165 vaccination teams and 54 vaccination sites, according to the Caloocan City Health Department.
At least 780,207 people or 45.2 percent of the city’s total population belong to Group B. These include teachers, social workers, government workers, essential workers, persons with disabilities and overseas Filipino workers.
In total, 1.1 million people aged 17 and above or almost 60 percent of the total population are targeted to be vaccinated by the city government before the end of the year.
About 50 percent of the vaccine will come from the national government and the remainder will come from the city government’s purchase of vaccines such as AstraZeneca.