Department of Tourism Assistant Secretary Woodrow Maquiling Jr., representing DOT Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, led the ceremonial vaccination for tourism industry workers with Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo and other city officials at Robinsons Place Dumaguete this morning.
Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo commended the Department of Tourism for allocating 50, 000 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines for Dumaguete City to inoculate workers in the tourism industry and their immediate families.
City Tourism Officer Jacqueline V. Antonio said that among those eligible to be vaccinated are workers of accommodation establishments, restaurants, cafes, food outlets, souvenir shops, dive shops, motor rentals, spas, tourism destinations, transportation sector, tour guides, tour and travel operators, massage therapists, pedicab drivers, creative industries, cultural workers, event organizers, museums and art galleries.
Among the local officials present during the ceremony are Vice-Mayor Karissa Tolentino-Maxino, Councilors Lilani Ramon, Michael Bandal, Edgar Lentorio Jr., Liga ng mga Barangays President Dionie Amores, former Vice-Mayor Woodrow Maquiling Sr. and City Health Officer Dr. Maria Sarah B. Talla, City Sectoral Desk Officer Albert Aquino and the representatives from the provincial and regional offices of DOT.
Mayor Remollo also acknowledged the Department of Health and National Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases for the continuous shipment of COVID-19 vaccines that will help accelerate herd immunity and facilitate the safe reopening of the local economy.
About 81, 529 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have already been administered to 46, 743 eligible residents using Sinovac, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Moderna, Janssen and Sinopharm jabs as of October 26, 2021.