Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo has instructed the City’s Finance Committee to prepare a budget of about P 30 million as initial appropriation to purchase the vaccines for COVID-19 duly approved by the FDA and DOH.
The provincial and national government also plan to provide counterpart funds to augment the planned purchase expected this March 2021.
Mayor Remollo said that the vaccines will be given for free to the health workers, frontliners, those considered at risk sectors (the elderly and the sickly) and later the rest of the population, who would voluntarily elect to be vaccinated.
However, while waiting for the vaccines, Mayor Remollo urges the members of the public to still remain vigilant and religiously follow the health protocols so we could prevent the upsurge of COVID-19 cases.
The City’s Inter-Agency Task Force is conducting sustained implementation of the curfew and the use of face masks, which carries a penalty of P 3, 000 or imprisonment.