BAGUIO CITY—The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Cordillera being the co-chair of the national vaccination operation center urged the local government units (LGUs) and the public to support the vaccination program of the national government.
“We are doing our best in enjoining our LGUs to be at the forefront in convincing their constituents to get vaccinated especially those in the far-flung communities,” said DILG-CAR OIC-Regional Director Araceli San Jose during the launching of the COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout Program in the Cordillera region today.
Adding, “with the collaborative efforts of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) in the region, we can address the vaccine hesitancy and mistrust on COVID-19 vaccine and the national immunization program in general,” she said.
Meanwhile, the Department of Health (DOH) -Center for Health Development-Cordillera received 7,800 doses of Sinovac on March 4, 2021. The vaccines will be stored at the DOH cold storage facility and will be distributed to the different hospital facilities both private and public in the Cordillera region.
Meanwhile Baguio City administrator Bonifacio dela Peña said that the City Government of Baguio is doing its best to address the pandemic and has already identified the venue sites to roll out the vaccination program of the national government.
“This is our time to recover, I advise everyone, especially our constituents, to adhere to the request of our medical frontliners and the government to be vaccinated because this is our only chance to survive this pandemic,” he said.
Baguio City Representative Marquez Go also underscored the importance of being vaccinated noting that this will serve as a protection of the constituents against the virus.
“Rest assured that the government will continue to carry out its function; to take care of our constituents,” he said. (RIU/DILG-CAR)