Over 40,000 Vizcayano elderlies set for COVID-19 vaccination

The LGUs in Nueva Vizcaya are now conducting masterlisting of elderlies who will be subjected for the government's vaccination program. They are the second priority after the completion of vaccination program for frontline health workers.# Photo from Boom Bayombong  FB Post 

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, April 15 (PIA) - More than 40,000 elderlies in the province are set to be inoculated with COVID-19 vaccines soon.

Ranee Ganacias, National Immunization Program (NIP) coordinator said masterlisting of senior citizens are now being done in their respective local government units.

"We are still waiting for the go signal from the Department of Health (DOH) for the forthcoming conduct of vaccination among elderlies," she said.

Ganacias also advised elderlies with comorbidities to continue with their medications and show their medical records like doctor's prescription issued and or discharge summary for the past 18 months to their respective Barangay Health Stations (BHS).

"They will also be included for the vaccination program once green light will be given by the DOH," she said.

Ganacias also bared that there are already 924 frontline health workers who were completely vaccinated while 3,530 were also given first dose of vaccines.

The province, she said already received 2,155 doses of Sinovac vaccines and 2,010 Astrazeneca vaccines.

Ganacias further said that vaccination for more than 5,000 Barangay Health Emergency Response Teams (BHERTs) in the province is now being done. (MDCT/BME/PIA 2-Nueva Vizcaya)

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

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