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Schools in Manila to have Vaccination Areas

Vaccination Areas for Manila Schools
Mayor Honey Lacuna with Vice Mayor Yul Servo goes around the six sa city-owned hospitals to coordinate putting vaccination sites in the public schools. With them in foto are (beside Servo) JASGH DR. Merle Sacdalan and her colleague.(JERRY S. TAN)

VACCINATION areas will be put up in the city’s 107 public elementary and high schools in Manila.

This was announced by Mayor Honey Lacuna, who said that the aim is to convince more to get vaccinated, either with primary vaccines or booster shots.

It was learned from the lady mayor that the city government, through the efforts of Manila Health Department chief Dr. Arnold Pangan, has already done the same thing during enrollment.

Vaccination areas, she said, were set up in the schools and that they were able to generate a good number of vaccinees who availed of the ease and accessibility offered.

Lacuna, a doctor, continuously campaigns for vaccination, saying it is the most effective way of getting added protection from COVID-19.

She also appealed to the students to urge their parents to have them vaccinated.

“Out of place ako, madami nang bakunado sa kaklase ko baka pwede ako din. Kayo na humingi sa inyong mga magulang, lolo at lola,” she told the students of the public schools she visited on the first day of the face-to-face classes on Monday.

Meanwhile, Lacuna suspended classes in all levels in public as well as private schools within the city of Manila from August 23 to 24 due to tropical storm ‘Florita.

Private offices shall have the discretion to suspend their work based on the weather condition,” Lacuna’s order stated.

“Through Executive Order No. 29, Lacuna also declared the suspension of government work, except for the local government offices that provide basic and health services as well.

Itchie G. Cabayan
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