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BONTOC, Mountain Province – The Bontoc municipal government, through its Municipal Health Office (MHO), has inoculated with complete dose of COVID-19 vaccines around 71.2 percent of its eligible population or those who are 18 years old and above.
Based on the recent report of the MHO headed by Dr. Diga Kay Gomez, as of October 4, 2021, the health workers has given full doses to 6,233 of the population belonging to the A1 or those in the medical field, A2 or the elderly, A3 or those with comorbidities, A4 or the economic sector, and A5 or the indigent population categories.
The total estimated eligible population to be vaccinated in the municipality is 8,658 per the master list submitted to the MHO in July 2021.
Relative to this, Municipal Immunization Program Coordinator, Oliver Gacusana of the MHO is grateful to the high and positive response from the public to be vaccinated.
Gacusana added that their office did not receive any reports on negative and grave effect of the vaccine.
Likewise, the MHO hopes to sustain its vaccination efforts in the coming days, expecting more vaccines from the national government through the Department of Health (DOH).
Bontoc Mayor Franklin Odsey praised the Municipal Health Office for their efficient administration of vaccines against COVID-19. Also, the mayor assured that nobody will be left behind in the vaccination program as he thanked the government for the allocation of COVID-19 vaccines for Bontoc.
The mayor, together with the health workers are one in encouraging the public to avail of the COVID-19 vaccine once it is their turn be vaccinated as protection for themselves and the people around them against the virus. By Alpine L. Killa