The provincial government of Tarlac is setting up a mega vaccination facility in preparation for the mass inoculation of Tarlaqueños against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Located at the San Isidro evacuation center in Tarlac City, the mega vaccine hub has the capacity to accommodate 1,500 individuals per day.

“We will replicate this hub in the province’s first and second districts.”

“We will replicate this hub in the province’s first and second districts,” Governor Susan Yap said.

Yap stressed the priority in the mass vaccination are indigent senior citizens.

The provincial government has allotted some P100 million for the purchase of the vaccines.

“We are under negotiations with three suppliers and we expect the vaccines to arrive in the third quarter of the year,” the lady governor said.

“Tarlaqueños should not be afraid of the vaccines as it is the solution to the prevailing pandemic.”

She asked Tarlaqueños not to be afraid of the vaccines as it is the solution to the prevailing pandemic.

So far, more than 8,500 frontliners in the fight against coronavirus have been inoculated since the start of the rollout of the vaccination program last March 7.

Meanwhile, Yap ordered the strict implementation of health and safety protocols to prevent a surge in COVID-19 cases across the province.

In her meeting with the members of the Provincial Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases on Tuesday, Yap urged the mayors of local government units (LGUs) to strictly enforce health protocols and quarantine measures.

“Dahil sa madalas kong naririnig na maraming pasaway. Stricter measures ay kakailanganin na (Because I always hear that there are lots of stubborn. Strict measures are needed),” she said in an official social media post.

Yap cited the need for compliance with minimum public health standards including wearing of face mask, washing of hands, and safe physical distancing.

The governor likewise asked for the conduct of immediate contact tracing for those who were possibly exposed to the virus through the use of Movement Activity Tracker Application (MATA).

She said those positive for COVID-19 must be isolated and brought to the quarantine facility.

“Huwag ng pasaway Tarlaqueños! Kaya natin ito (Don’t be disobedient, Tarlaqueños. We can do this),” Yap concluded.


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