TACLOBAN CITY- The vaccination campaign being initiated by the city government is intended only for city residents and not those coming from outside Tacloban.
This was stressed by Mayor Alfred Romualdez in a press conference held last July 24, 2021 at the Pacific Point, San Jose, Tacloban City.
“The Department of Health (DOH) vaccine allocation for Tacloban is for our constituents. You have yours in your place,” he said.
He further asked residents of neighboring places to please give way to Taclobanons. “Don’t flock at vaccination centers by taking chances, you will not be entertained,” Mayor Romualdez said.
The city mayor made this statement after thousands of people flocked to the two vaccination sites last week to avail Johnson and Johnson vaccine which is administered on a single-dose only.
The city has received 10,000 doses of the American manufactured vaccine.
It was learned that among those who went to the vaccination sites, held at the two Robinsons shopping malls, were those from outside the city, depriving in the process qualified residents of Tacloban City.
The chaotic situation at the two vaccination sites also received negative reactions from some netizens, criticizing the city government for what they claimed to be an unorganized vaccination campaign.
“It’s not fair for the team working behind the vaccination. They are sacrificing themselves serving thousands of constituents per day only to be bashed,” Romualdez lamented.
“We are trying our best to improve the system. Rest assured we are here to serve you the best way we could. Let’s all be safe by following the minimum health protocols such as wearing of mask and shield and social distancing,” the city mayor said.