Vaccine statistics shows that Sinovac vaccines in Iloilo City have been 89% effective in preventing severe disease
This was the assessment of Dr. John Q. Wong, consultant of the Inter-Agency Task Force (“IATF”) Technical Working Group Data Analytics.
Wong stressed that people should be fully-vaccinated to get maximum protection against COVID-19.
“Full vaccination is vital in preventing severe disease since partial vaccination is only about 45% effective,” Wong said.
Wong noted that per City Vax Team records, out of the fully-vaccinated, 425 were non-severe when they got infected while only one with comorbidity experienced severe symptoms.
Meanwhile, out of 433 partially-vaccinated were non-severe while only five experienced severe symptoms.
There were 184 severe cases who were unvaccinated.
As of Aug. 30, there are 89,852 fully-vaccinated out of 150,855 who received Sinovac while 61,003 who got their first dose are waiting for their second dose schedule.
“There is insufficient data to compute the vaccine effectiveness of the other brands,” said Wong.
Dr. John Q. Wong is an epidemiologist and the Co-Founder and Senior Technical Adviser, EpiMetrics, Inc.; Chair, Drug Price Advisory Council; Associate Professor, Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health; and Former Member, Formulary Executive Council of the Department of Health (“DOH”). (Iloilo City PIO)