TARLAC CITY, Tarlac – Barangay health workers and medical front-liners from the city government here started receiving coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines on Thursday.
Mayor Cristy Angeles said some 1,086 vials of AstraZeneca vaccines were provided by the Department of Health to the city for medical workers. One vial is good for at least 10 full doses.
Angeles said the inoculation of the medical front-liners from the City Health Office, City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, and barangay health workers is targeted to finish within three days.
However, she did not say how many are up for inoculation as the vaccines arrived from the regional health office last Tuesday.
“Lahat po ay hinihimok makiisa sa Bida Bakunation pagka’t ito ang solusyon sa pandemya. Magtiwala po tayo sa ating gobyerno, mga doctor at ekspertong sumuri dito. (Everyone is encouraged to join Bida Bakunation because this is the solution to the pandemic. Let’s trust our government, doctors, and experts who examine it),” the mayor said in her official social media account post.
She likewise reminded her constituents to strictly observe the minimum health protocols to avoid the spread of the virus.
“Muli pong pinaalalahanan ang lahat na mag-ingat,maging disiplinado at patuloy na sumunod sa health and safety protocols (Once again, everyone is reminded to be careful, be disciplined, and continue to follow health and safety protocols),” she said.
Meanwhile, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the entire province as of March 24 is 2,258 with 357 active cases.
The total number of recoveries is 1,820 while the total number of deaths is 82. (PNA)