Camalig Local Chief Executive, Hon. Carlos Irwin G. Baldo, Jr., the leading commander in the Coronavirus (COVID-19) campaign frontlines in the town, received his second jab of Sinovac today along with an expected one hundred and twenty-two (122) vaccinees comprised of frontline health workers, senior citizens, indigent residents, and uniformed personnel.
 
The vaccination team under the Local Task Force for COVID-19 Vaccine Deployment (LTFCVD) remains active in the conduct of the municipal-wide vaccine rollout at the Camalig National High School main vaccination center, Brgy. Ilawod, Camalig, Albay.
 
The main vaccination center is divided into six (6) sections specifically, the waiting area, registration area, health education and final consent area, vital signs and health assessment/screening area, vaccination area, and post-vaccination monitoring area – the entire vaccination process is expected to take at least an hour per vaccinee.
To ensure public health and safety, both staff and vaccinees strictly followed minimum public health standards set by the Department of Health (DOH).
 
Since the launching of the vaccine rollout in April 16, 2021, the Municipal Health Office (MHO) has been regularly coordinating with DOH regarding the provision of vaccine vials in order to augment the municipality’s COVID-19 vaccine inventory for the Camaligueños.
 
The vaccine rollout in Camalig, Albay is expected to cater 45,000 of the targeted population with the end view of achieving herd immunity to finally put an end to the transmission of COVID-19 – a total of nine hundred and forty-eight (948) Camaligueños have so far been inoculated.
 
As of May 31, 2021, Camalig, Albay has a total of 81 confirmed COVID-19 cases including 57 recoveries, 7 deaths, and 17 currently active.
 
Article by: Mr. Tim L. Florece, PIO