TACLOBAN CITY-As the city aims to speed up the vaccination rollout to ensure more residents will have chances to be inoculated, Mayor Alfred S. Romualdez inspected the vaccination site, this time at the Human Resource Development Center (HRDC) Hall of the Leyte Normal University where over a thousand individuals are targeted to get the COVID-19 jab.
The vaccination hub, which is started Monday (May 17) and to end today (May 18), will be catering to around 800 citizens for the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine and 370 for the 2nd dose.
Meantime, Mayor Romualdez, who initiated the tie-up with the schools to help hit the objectives, seeks the support of the public in following minimum health protocols.
“I don’t want to lose the focus. Vaccination is important. If you look at it, we survived one year without vaccination and we can survive another year, but the most effective way is to wear your mask and face shield,” the local chief executive stressed.
As of May 7, a total of 4,800 residents belonging to priority categories A1 to A3 have been vaccinated by both Sinovac and AstraZeneca vaccines.
Meanwhile, acting City Health Officer Dr. Gloria Fabrigas commits that said inoculation drive will continue since there are more vaccines available for Taclobanons.