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Las Pinas starts vaccination program

THE Las Piñas City Government started its vaccination program dubbed as “Ligtas na Las Piñero, Lahat Bakunado” to all residents in the city.

Las Piñas City Vice-Mayor April Aguilar and Dr. Ma. Paz Corrales, Assistant Regional Director of Department of Health-National Capital Region (DOH-NCR) led the symbolic inoculation ceremony for 300 medical frontliners inside the vaccination site at the University of Perpetual Help System Dalta (UPHSD) Gymnasium, owned by Chairman and Brig. Gen. Dr. Antonio Laperal Tamayo.

Included in the first batch of frontliners that took the shot of Sinovac vaccine from China were Dr. Jose Edzel Tamayo, Medical Affairs Executive Officer ng UPHSD; Elvie Carandang, Finance and Accounting Manager and Neil Jaymalin,Chief of Staff ng unibersidad.

At around 9:45 a.m., Aguilar and Dr. Corrales witnessed the inoculation of Dr. Tamayo being carried out by Public Health Nurse 1 Angela May Villanueva as a signal for the start of extensive vaccination in the city.

Dr. Corrales even labelled the first three medical frontliners who received the Sinovac vaccine as “COVID-19 influenzer”, being an instrument to boost the trust of Las Piñas residents with the vaccine.

“Ang bakuna po ay isang magandang regalo na ating maibibigay sa mga taga-Las Piñas para sa kanilang kaligtasan ngayong panahon ng pandemya,” said Aguilar.

The local government under the helm of City Mayor Imelda “Mel” T. Aguilar wanted to make sure that all Las Pineros will be vaccinated after she allocated P250 million fund for the purchase of 500,000 doses of vaccine against COVID-19.

Aguilar expressed her gratitude to the national government for providing 1,210 doses of Sinovac vaccine and to the family of Dr. Tamayo, including officials of the UPHSD for giving their consent to use their facility as vaccination site for medical frontliners.

From December 2020 to February 2021, the city of Las Piñas, with the help of the City Health Office (CHO) was considered as one of the cities in Metro Manila with meager case of COVID-19 due to its strict implementation of health and safety protocols.

Publication Source :    People's Tonight