Davao City to tap senior citizens in vaccine info campaign

DAVAO CITY (PIA) - The City Government of Davao aims to tap the senior citizens in helping raise awareness on the benefits of COVID-19 vaccines to their fellow Dabawenyos.

“We will be using our senior citizens now to help us in disseminating the information that the vaccination is very safe and very effective,” City Health Office Josephine J. Villafuerte said during the rollout of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines held on May 17 at the Southern Philippine Medical Center (SPMC).

Dr. Villafuerte noted that in the various vaccination sites the senior citizens were not afraid to be vaccinated and are willing to be vaccinated.

She bared that the oldest vaccinee was a 99-year old woman in Calinan. “Hapit na siya mag 100 years old (she is nearing 100 years old) and she was so happy,” Villafuerte said.

“Pasalamat si Mayor na daghan na niabot na vaccines (Our City Mayor is thankful that there are many vaccines that have arrived) and we will be opening more vaccination sites,’ Dr. Villafuerte said.

The City is now vaccinating A2 or senior citizens priority group and which has been beefed up with the arrival of Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccines. (PIA/RG Alama)


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

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