Cebu City continues Covid-19 vaccination

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THE Cebu City Government has resumed its vaccination drive against coronavirus disease (Covid-19) starting Monday, December 27, 2021.

However, the recipients of the vaccine jabs are those individuals scheduled for the second dose, said City Councilor Joel Garganera, deputy chief implementer of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC).

Garganera said they decided not to administer the first dose yet because people are busy in the aftermath of Typhoon Odette, which hit the city and other areas in Cebu on the evening of December 16.

He further said there are people who are worried about the vaccine's side effects, especially now that there is a lack of power supply, which contributed to poor ventilation in residences.

Garganera said they first visited barangays on Monday, December 27.

Vaccination teams went to Barangays Budlaan and Pulangbato in the north and Barangay Tisa in the south.

“Nalipay kaayo ko, Bay, kay 95-97 percent ang response sa mga tawo sa barangay,” Garganera said.

(I was happy because the response rate of the people in the barangay was 95-97 percent.)

The EOC will visit all of Cebu City's 80 barangays to assess their gyms. If the gyms or other venues where vaccination could be held are still in good state, the City will conduct vaccination.

The vaccination at SM City Cebu in Barangay Mabolo will continue. The City Health Department (CHD) started administering a second dose at the Cebu City Hall on Monday.

The vaccination at Robinsons Galleria Cebu will continue any time soon.

Garganera said Dr. Jeffrey Ibones, chief of CHD, also continues to visit malls and other former vaccination sites to evaluate whether they should be opened again for vaccination.

The councilor said the vaccination in Cebu City will be conducted every day. (REV / KAL)

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