The City Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases reminds all citizens to be vigilant, observe health protocols and get vaccinated to prevent an upsurge of COVID-19 cases that might be caused by the Omicron variant.
City Adviser for Concerns on Security, Emergency Preparedness, Management and Response Retired Police Brigadier General Rey Lyndon Toledo Lawas presided today’s emergency meeting with City Health Officer Dr. Maria Sarah B. Talla and other concerned officials to enhance the implementation of health protocols among the people and establishments while ensuring that more citizens will get vaccinated.
As of January 10, 2022, about 74, 864 residents or 77.94% of the target population of 96, 050 have already received their 1st dose of COVID-19 vaccines while 71, 462 residents or 74% of the target population are fully vaccinated.
Nevertheless, Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo stressed the need for more residents to get vaccinated so they will not get seriously ill if they are infected with COVID-19.
Mayor Remollo added that booster shots and the inoculation of children (12-17-years-old) continue in the city’s 3 vaccination sites as more vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna) arrive.
Residents who would like to get booster shots are advised to go to their barangay health centers to be listed and wait for their schedules as walk-in is discouraged to avoid overcrowding in the vaccination sites.
Business establishments are warned of possible sanctions should they fail to enforce the health protocols in their premises to include the availability of thermal scanners, health declaration sheets, contact tracing applications, hand washing stations, conduct of regular disinfection and constant wearing of face masks of both staff and customers.