The Local Task Force for COVID-19 Vaccine Deployment (LTFCVD) have convened today to prepare for activities relative to the government’s National Vaccination Program as mandated by Memorandum Circular No. 2021-007 from the Department of the Interior & Local Government (DILG).
LGU-Camalig through Executive Order No. 01, s. 2021 created the LTFCVD purposely to oversee the planning, coordination, supervision, and monitoring of all COVID-19 vaccination activities, enforce policies, guidelines, standards and systems as defined in the Administrative Order No. 2021-0005 (National Strategic Policy Framework for COVID-19 Vaccine Deployment and Immunization, and manage funds and resources generated for the campaign – the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Office (MDRRMO) expounded provisions of said EO.
During the meeting, the Municipal Health Office (MHO) tackled the strategic vaccination plan, reiterating operational guidelines in the implementation of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination program with the participation of various government and partner agencies.
Highlighting the importance of implementing a systematic approach in the LGU’s COVID-19 containment efforts, the MHO also presented its Local Vaccination Plan pursuant to the guidelines by the Department of Health (DOH).
Said plan includes the composition of the Vaccination Team and other committees, designation of the immunization room as the Municipal Vaccination Operations Center, masterlisting of priority populations/vaccinees and existing human resources, public safety protocols, security assistance, transportation, logistics, supervision plans, and other similar interventions.
The MHO further tasked members to function before, during, and after the vaccination campaign.
Prior to the actual municipal-wide vaccination, LGU-Camalig is set to conduct intensive information drive/advocacy campaign regarding the benefits of vaccine specifically in achieving herd immunity to eliminate misconceptions and fear and eventually gain the public’s trust and confidence.
In compliance to the minimum public health standards and to provide convenience for its constituents, LGU-Camalig eyes to implement a cluster-based vaccination in the barangays once the vaccine becomes available.
Camalig Local Chief Executive, Hon. Carlos Irwin G. Baldo, Jr. likewise conveyed support for the town’s recent endeavor, citing initial innovative practices and incentives in order to improve the vaccine demand generation of the Camaligueños.
“Magtarabangan po kita sading programa sa vaccination, for the good of our beloved town.”, the Mayor said.
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, LGU-Camalig has been instrumental in mitigating and containing the transmission of said virus through community-centric plans and close-coordinated efforts for the benefit of the general public.