Angeles City starts rollout of Covid-19 booster shots

The city government here started on Thursday the administration of booster shots against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) to fully vaccinated residents.

Through its program “Sundo Bakuna sa Barangay,” the city government began the inoculation at the City College of Angeles and Angeles City National High School.

The “Sundo Bakuna sa Barangay” is part of the blended vaccination scheme of the city government aimed at bringing the vaccines closer to the public.

Mayor Carmelo Lazatin Jr. said this is part of the efforts of the city government to fast-track the ongoing vaccination.

Irish Calaguas, the chief implementer of the city vaccination program, said the booster shots to the fully vaccinated Angeleños will be done by schedule.

She said the recipients should present their issued vaccination cards showing they were fully inoculated on or before July 4, 2021.

City health officer Verona Guevarra, for her part, said the supplies of vaccines for the booster shots of eligible residents are sufficient.

Meanwhile, the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) and the City Assessor’s Office are temporarily closed after both of the offices’ personnel were exposed to Covid-19 positive patients.

Lazatin said contact tracing and disinfection of both offices at the Angeles City Hall are currently being conducted to contain the spread of the disease.

As of January 5, a total of 287,001 individuals were fully vaccinated in this city while 328,771 have received their first dose.

The total confirmed Covid-19 cases in the city is 12,607 with 56 active cases. The total number of recoveries is 12,033 while the total number of deaths is 518.

Source: Philippines News Agency

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