Hundreds of children (12-17 years-old) are among those who were vaccinated on the 3rd and final day of the National Vaccination Drive dubbed Bayanihan Bakunahan by the Dumaguete City Health Office that started last Monday.
Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo commended the volunteer health workers from the different government agencies and private organizations who augmented the regular workforce under the supervision of City Health Officer Dr. Maria Sarah B. Talla.
Dumaguete City has 8 vaccination sites that participated in the national campaign for mass vaccination Robinsons Place Dumaguete, Pulantubig Gymnasium and Foundation University Gymnasium Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital, Lamberto Macias Sports Complex, Silliman University Medical Center, Holy Child Hospital and Ace Doctors.
Nurses and volunteer doctors from the Negros Oriental Medical Society, Bureau of Fire Protection, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, Philippine National Police and personnel from the Department of Interior and Local Government officers of the Sangguniang Kabataan augmented the government health workers assigned in the various vaccination sites in Dumaguete City.
About 66% of the city’s target population of the target eligible population (96, 049 residents per DILG/DOH estimate) in Dumaguete City have already received at least 1 dose of COVID-19 jabs as of November 30, 2021.