THE City Government of Naga in southern Cebu will conduct off-site Covid-19 vaccination for bedridden individuals and persons with special concerns.
City of Naga Mayor Kristine Vanessa Chiong ordered the conduct of off-site vaccination in the barangays as a way to inoculate persons who cannot go to the vaccination center due to their present condition.
Chiong said these persons willingly submitted themselves to get vaccinated despite their physical limitations.
As her office continues to receive requests from bedridden individuals to get vaccinated, Chiong urged her constituents who are able-bodied to follow their example so the City can achieve herd immunity.
“I’m also doing this to stress a strong message that even bedridden individuals are willing to get vaccinated. There’s no reason for the able-bodied ones to refuse getting the vaccine,” Chiong said.
She said although getting vaccinated has not been made mandatory by the national government, she is encouraging eligible residents to immediately get vaccinated.
“Though it’s not mandatory, we are highly encouraging all residents of Naga to get vaccinated. These are for free. These are available and accessible,” Chiong said.
A total of 25,215 individuals living in the City of Naga are now fully vaccinated, while 37,839 have received their first dose.
The City of Naga has a total of 92,000 target residents to be vaccinated.
As of Aug. 30, 2021, Naga City had logged a total of 1,029 Covid-19 cases, of whom 129 were active cases, 815 had recovered and 85 had died. (MVE)