The Local Task Force for Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccine Deployment (LTFCVD) holds an orientation com workshop in line with the preparation and microplanning activities for the upcoming municipal-wide Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination.
 
Said orientation mainly aims to strengthen local pandemic response and recovery with the involvement of barangay representatives including Punong Barangays (PBs), Secretaries, Human Resource for Health (HRH), and members of the Barangay Health Emergency Response Teams (BHERTs).
 
During the orientation, the Municipal Health Office (MHO) tackled the vaccination plan for Camalig, reiterating operational guidelines and ongoing programs relative to the implementation of the vaccine rollout as mandated by the Department of Health (DOH).
 
Recognizing the importance of a data-driven approach in the effective data management of priority population/vaccinees, the orientation delved in the municipal and barangay-level microplanning priorities.
 
The LTFCVD also reiterated the critical role of the barangays in the profiling, encoding, and masterlisting of priority population – barangay representatives were tasked to manage data of indigent Senior Citizens, remaining Senior Citizens, and remaining indigent residents aging from 18-59 years old.
 
Answers to COVID-19 vaccination Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) were also highlighted to further address the various vaccine misconceptions and eventually encourage the eligible population/priority sectors to avail the vaccination service.
 
To achieve the municipality’s goal to cover 100% of the targeted priority population, Camalig Local Chief Executive, Hon. Carlos Irwin G. Baldo, Jr. likewise directed the public/barangay officials to become role models in the actual implementation of the vaccine rollout – the Mayor also mentioned that he and his fellow Local Chief Executives in Albay are willing to initially get vaccinated to improve the demand generation of the constituents.
 
LGU-Camalig eyes to implement a cluster-based vaccination in the barangays once the vaccine becomes available as compliance to the minimum public health standards and to provide convenience for the vaccinees.
 
As of February 24, 2021, Camalig has a total of 25 confirmed COVID-19 cases
including 23 recoveries and 2 deaths – the municipality remains COVID-free for 4 consecutive days.
 
Article by: Mr. Tim L. Florece, PIO