Over 400 Capitol employees get COVID-19 jab
THE first wave of the vaccine rollout in for provincial government employees already inoculated 454 employees administered by the Provincial Health Office (PHO).
PHO chief Dr. Anna Ma. Teresa De Guzman said the three-day inoculation of provincial government employees, from May 31 to June 2, 2021, said employees with comorbidities and senior citizens (under A2 and A3) were given priority.
De Guzman said her office is coordinating with the Department of Health Center for Health Development 1 (DOH-CHD 1) for additional vaccine allocation for the succeeding waves. Capitol has at least 3,500 employees.
She said PHO has requested DOH-CHD) to provide at least 700 COVID-19 vaccines for the second wave.
Meanwhile, PHO is gearing up for the A4 priority group for the vaccination program.
About 95% of the front-line health workers of the provincial government-run hospitals have been vaccinated.
“There are challenges, such as employees are hesitant to receive the vaccine but we are still trying to reach out to them to convince that COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective because at the end of the day, the objective is to achieve the herd immunity for us to be able to go back to normal” she said.
Of the nearly 2,000,000 eligible population in Pangasinan, only 81,685 received Sinovac and AstraZeneca vaccines. (Jerick Pasiliao/Ahikam Pasion)
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