Senior citizens in Angeles City, Pampanga started to receive their booster shots against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Mayor Carmelo Lazatin Jr. said the city government started giving booster shots to senior citizens under the “Sundo Bakuna sa Barangay” program as part of its continuing efforts to ensure population protection against COVID-19.
“Tuloy-tuloy pa rin po tayo sa pagbabakuna para booster shots, ngayon po magsisimula na tayo sa mga lolo at lola (The administration of booster shots continues. Now, we will begin for the grandfathers and grandmothers),” Lazatin said in social media post.
“The vaccination of booster shots will be done on a designated schedule per barangay in the two mega vaccination sites.”
Irish Calaguas, the chief implementer of the city government’s vaccination program, said the vaccination of booster shots will be done on a designated schedule per barangay in the two mega vaccination sites – the City College of Angeles (CCA) and Angeles City National High School (ACNHS).
“Susunduin po via jeepney or bus ang mga seniors sa mga barangays.”
“Susunduin po via jeepney or bus ang mga seniors sa mga barangays para ihatid po sa CCA o ACNHS. After naman po ng bakuna, ihahatid din po natin sila sa kanilang mga tahanan (The seniors will be fetched via jeepney or bus from the villages to the CCA or ACNHS). After vaccination, they will be brought home),” Calaguas said.
The eligible senior citizens received their second dose of vaccines last June 15.
“Recipients should also present their issued vaccination cards,” she added.
Records from the vaccination operation center show that 28,723 elderlies were fully vaccinated in the city’s 33 barangays.
Last November, a total of 877 doctors, nurses, and health workers received their booster shots.