9.7K Tawi-Tawi residents get Covid-19 vaccine – MOH


Over 9,700 residents in Tawi-Tawi have received their vaccines against Covid-19 during the Special Vaccination Days (SVD), the Bangsamoro Ministry of Health (MOH) said.

A total of 9,784 vaccinated individuals were 54.36 percent of the 18,000 targeted by the Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) in the municipalities of Bongao, Panglima Sugala, Languyan, Sitangkai, Tandubas, Simunul, and Turtle Island during the three-day SVD on May 18-20.

MOH Assistant Secretary Abdulhalik Kasim thanked the residents of Tawi-Tawi for participating in the SVD – Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) government’s initiative to address the low vaccination rate in the region.

“Ang Tawi-Tawi talaga usually ang nangunguna sa lahat ng provinces sa BARMM para makamit ang ating 70% herd immunity… Nakita natin na talagang nagdagsaan ang ating mga kababayan para magpabakuna,” Kasim said.