To boost public confidence on the vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Legazpi City Mayor Noel Rosal led vaccinees in getting jabs during the city’s recent vaccine rollout at the Legazpi City Convention Center.
“Kaya tayo nagpa-vaccine para sumunod na mga tao at kailangan na for the safety of the city in opening the economy (That’s the reason why we got vaccinated so the public will follow and this is needed for the safety of the city in opening the economy),” Rosal explained.
The mayor said his blood pressure rose during the process but added that it was probably because he got excited about being finally protected against the dreaded virus.
“At least 287 health workers in Legazpi City are targeted to be vaccinated.”
Dr. Fulbert Alec Gillego, City Health Officer, said at least 287 health workers in Legazpi City are targeted to be vaccinated.
Some 143 of them are from the city health office and 144 are from the Legazpi City Hospital.
“Priority are the health workers, but I was included as frontliner.”
When asked why he was the first to receive the jab, Rosal said priority are the health workers, but as approved by the Department of Health (DOH), he was included as frontliner and they are the one who actually finalized the list.
In an earlier interview, he said they have earmarked P200 million for the purchase of vaccines to inoculate the city’s 130,000 residents.