Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo has instructed the City Health Officer Dr. Maria Sarah B. Talla to make adequate preparations once the next batches of COVID-19 vaccines are shipped to Dumaguete City.
It is expected that thousands of barangay workers and officials, senior citizens, indigent population and even members of the media will be vaccinated in order of priority by the national government probably by the 2nd quarter of this year.
The City’s Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases has identified 8 vaccination posts to include the gymnasiums of Barangay Calindagan, Tinago, Pulantubig, Bajumpandan, Talay and Junob for the conduct of the immunization.
Dr. Socrates Villamor of DOH Negros Oriental, who was vaccinated with the health workers of Dumaguete City today, joins the appeal of both Mayor Remollo and Dr. Talla for the members of the public to avail of the COVID vaccines as soon as the supplies shall be received by the city.
Nevertheless, Mayor Remollo said that the City’s IATF cannot force any citizens to be vaccinated for it must be voluntary on the part of the individual.
None of the 90 COVID-19 frontliners vaccinated today reported or experienced Adverse Events Following Immunization as monitored by the City Health Office and the Philippine National Red Cross.