Mass COVID-19 Vaccination Eyed In June Says Metro LGUs
MASS COVID-19 VACCINATION – Local government units (LGUs) in Metro Manila are seeking to conduct a mass vaccination against the new coronavirus come June.
Currently, the Philippines has already begun its vaccination program. However, many Filipinos are still hesitant to take the vaccines. Still the government has rolled-out its vaccination plan for health workers at a decent rate.
But, the government has yet to fulfill its vaccination goal to provide herd immunity to the masses. As such, Metro Manila Council chairman and Parañaque Mayor Edwin Olivarez said:
“Sa pagpupulong namin, itong dadating na June na dadating ‘yung supply natin, ito po ang target natin, ang buong National Capital Region ay magkakaroon ng mass inoculation“
In his city, the LGUs eyes vaccination of 5,400 individuals beginning in June to reach their goal of 250,000 vaccinations in a month. Furthermore, they aim to inoculate 900,000 residents within this year already including the second dose.
Currently, Parañaque is continuing its vaccination program. However, the supply of the vaccine is becoming scarce. But, based on an article from Inquirer, 98% of 8,000 health workers in the city have been inoculated against the virus.
Luckily, despite the majority of the public becoming hesitant to take vaccines, officials and medical professionals taking the vaccines have somewhat given them confidence. As per the article, Olivarez stated:
“Gumanda ‘yung ating acceptance ng ating constituents, yung kanilang kumpiyansa dito sa vaccines gumanda ‘yan. Dito sa Parañaque ang laki ng tinaas ng gustong magpa-vaccine para magkaroon ng herd immunity“
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