Camiguin boosts vax campaign amid Alert Level 2
CAMIGUIN (PIA)--In light of the new Alert Level 2 status in Camiguin, health authorities here urge locals to get their COVID-19 vaccine and to continue observing public health standards.
“Dili ta magsalig nga nius-os atong kaso [sa COVID-19]. Magpabakuna gyud gihapon ta, dili ta maghulat nga muabot ang lain variant nga delikado,” Mambajao Municipal Health Officer Dr. Lyndon Aclan said during ‘Alerto!’ radio program, February 15.
(Let us not be too lax that our [COVID-19] cases have lowered. We should still get vaccinated, instead of just waiting for another fatal variant to spread.)
Aclan said there is still a considerable number of people in Camiguin who have not yet been vaccinated against COVID-19, including senior citizens, because they have been misinformed about vaccination and its effects. He advised them to only listen to experts and urged them reconsider their stand on vaccination.
In an effort to increase COVID-19 vaccination numbers, the Provincial Government of Camiguin has also scheduled their pilot vaccination for children aged 5 to 11 at the Camiguin General Hospital, February 16. Primary recipients during the said date are the children and dependents of hospital staff, and confined patients with comorbidities.
Aclan also said a separate launch for community-level vaccination of kids in the said group will be conducted at the Mambajao Municipal Health Office, February 22.
Children must be accompanied by their parents to the vaccination site, where they will be required to present valid identification and a medical clearance from their pediatricians to ensure the child’s eligibility and safety.
In the interest of enhancing public health and safety during this pandemic, Aclan said the Municipal Health Office also provides vaccines for human papillomavirus (HPV), cervical cancer, and the common flu to the public for free. (GDA/PIA-10/Camiguin)