Cavite LGUs commence respective COVID-19 vaccination programs

TRECE MARTIRES, Cavite Mar. 22 (PIA) --Several cities and municipalities in the province commenced their COVID-19 vaccination program to immunize medical health workers both in public and private institutions against the disease. 

This is in the wake of the nationwide implementation of the government's COVID-19 vaccination program using AstraZeneca vaccines from the COVAX facility of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Sinovac vaccines from China.

The cities of Tagaytay, Bacoor, and Trece Martires City held their respective localities' vaccination rollout on the same day, March 10, 2021.

Tagaytay City Mayor Agnes Tolentino, a medical professional, helped administer AstraZeneca vaccines to Dr. Warren Roraldo, a medical surgeon at the Tagaytay Medical Center and Dr. Rafael Rodriguez, TMC Director. The vaccines were part of the first batch of vaccines for the 585 healthcare workers in the city. 

In Bacoor, the city government recorded a total of 1,464 health workers vaccinated as of Friday, March 19, 2021 since the city's official vaccination rollout held at the Southern Tagalog Regional Hospital on March 10. The LGU targets a total of 2,200 health workers and medical practitioners from both public and private hospitals and clinic in the city. 

Meanwhile, about 124 doctors, nurses and other frontline health workers of the Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo Memorial Hospital in Trece Martires were vaccinated during the rollout held at the converted "Bakuna Center" of the Women's Health building located within the compound of the provincial hospital.

On the other hand, the City of Imus' Drive-Thru CoViD-19 Vaccination site at the Robinson's Place Imus ensured the quick and safe distribution of the vaccine to almost a thousand medical frontliners from both public and private hospitals in the city as of Friday, March 19, 2021. The initiative of the city government is the first drive-thru set up in the country.

DasmariƱas City Mayor Jenny Austria-Barzaga, a nurse by profession personally supervised the launching of the facilitation of the COVAX at the De La Salle University Medical Center (DLSUMC). The Mayor gave the first jab of the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine to two distinguished physicians of the DLSUMC, Dr. Roberto Espos, and Dr. Charles Yu on March 15, 2021. This is the first batch of health frontliners of the more than 1,700 target beneficiaries in said medical facility.

In the City of General Trias, the official launching of the city's COVID-19 vaccination program, inoculated a total of 120 medical healthcare workers using the first dose of the vaccines from the 184 vials of the AstraZeneca vaccines provided by the national government.

The vaccination rollout of the LGU Tanza was held at the Tanza Specialist Medical Center with the hospital's pediatrician, Dr. Alma Anakay receiving the first jab of the AstraZeneca vaccine as well as Municipal Health Officer Dra. Ruth Punzalan. The target beneficiaries in the municipality are more than 60,000 frontliners including teachers, uniformed personnel and other municipal frontliners.

The municipal government of Carmona launches its CoViD-19 vaccination program today, using the 961 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines that were personally received by Mayor Roy Loyola and Rep. Dahlia Loyola on March 20, 2021.

And early yesterday, March 21, the municipal government of Noveleta led by Municipal Health Officer Dra. Hilda Bucu received the vaccines and personally supervised the safekeeping procedure in the cold ttorage facility until the official launch of the locality's vaccination program tomorrow, March 23. 2021. (Ruel Francisco, PIA-Cavite with reports from respective LGUs FB page) 



Source: Philippines Information Agency (pia.gov.ph)

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