Trust in vax up among Las Piñas elders


THE BREADWINNER | Mario F. Fetalino Jr.

I congratulate Las Piñas City Mayor Imelda Aguilar for the surging roll-out of the inoculation program in her city.

Most importantly, I commend the local chief executive for winning the trust of senior citizens in the anti-Covid 19 vaccines.

Many elders showed up on Tuesday this week at the vaccination site in Robinsons Place in Las Piñas as the local government resumed its vaccination drive.

They particularly appreciated the ambience in the mall serving as the venue for the event and the orderliness by which the entire process of delivering the doses was conducted.

“Maganda itong lugar at maayos ang daloy ng mga magpapaturok,” a smiling senior citizen who obviously conquered his fear of the vaccines said.

He also noted the fast movement in the line of people waiting for their respective turns in the registration, verification, screening, and vaccination areas.

Making sure every motion in the vaccination site is followed by the sequence and synergized with the functions and duties of the organizers and participants of the activity is Dr. Julio Javier — the one on top of the very important undertaking for the day.

In a televised interview, Javier said 500 doses of Pfizer vaccines are set to be administered that day to Las Piñas residents under the A1 (medical frontliners), A2 (senior citizens), A3 (persons with comorbidities) and A5 (4Ps program beneficiaries).

Javier said the same number of doses is allocated in other inoculation sites of the city where the program has reportedly enjoyed robust support from the people.

Earlier reports said Las Piñas has other vaccination sites in CAA Elementary School Main, Las Piñas Elementary School Central, Gatchalian Covered Court, Pamplona Elementary School Central, Verdant Covered Court, Golden Acres Covered Court, Bambusetum Covered Court BFRV, San Antonio Covered Court, Almanza Uno Covered Court, T.S. Cruz Covered Court, SM Southmall, SM Center, University of Perpetual Help System Dalta Gymnasium, Las Piñas Doctors Hospital, and Village Square.

The local government also decided to accommodate overseas Filipino workers as majority of the migrant workers’ destination are countries that require Pfizer vaccination, Javier said.

Earlier, Las Piñas succeeded in inoculating 135,000 residents for safety from the dreaded Covid 19. Latest data from the City Health Office indicated the local vaccination program has continued to pick up.

The city likewise started vaccinating economic frontliners or those under the A4 priority group early this month as more vaccines are being deployed.
Red Garcia, director of the city’s Public Employment Service Office (PESO) welcomed the move as it will allow more workers to contribute in the country’s economic recovery efforts.

“This will boost the our economic engine and hasten the much delayed rehabilitation of our nation” Garcia said.

As of June 14, 2021, a total of 136,733 of the city’s nearly 600,000 population have been jabbed.

There has been a 35.3 percent rise from the 101,059 total administered doses on June 8, the City Health Office added.

Further, 102,742 people have been vaccinated with a first dose, a 45.2 percent increase from 70,770 a week ago.

On the other hand, those vaccinated with second dose jumped by 12.2 percent to 33,991 from 30,289.

Aguilar is doing a good job in helping the government protect Filipinos from the pandemic through the national inoculation campaign.
Keep it up mayor!

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