The Municipal Health Office (MHO) established a satellite vaccination site at Cotmon covered court, Brgy. Cotmon, Camalig, Albay, in line with the Local Task Force for Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccine Deployment’s (LTFCVD) municipal-wide vaccine rollout.
 
The vaccination today is expected to inoculate with Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine a total of two hundred (200) vaccinees comprised of senior citizens from Brgy. Cotmon, Comun, Maninila, Binitayan, Del Rosario, Panoypoy, Taplacon, Taloto, Taladong, Mabunga, Magogon, and Solong.
 
Apart from delivering quality vaccine, said activity was also carried out to eliminate the burden of distance and travel costs specifically for senior citizens living in far-flung barangays.
 
Through the issuance of Regional Advisory No. 2021-0290, the Department of Health (DOH) directed vaccine implementing units to exclusively inoculate Janssen vaccine to senior citizens considering their vulnerability and to improve the vaccination coverage for said sector.
 
To ensure public health and safety, both staff and vaccinees strictly followed the minimum public health standards set by DOH.
 
Yesterday, five hundred and seventy-six (576) senior citizens have been fully vaccinated – the vaccination team eyes to vaccinate a total of 5,390 senior citizens in the town.
 
The vaccine rollout in Camalig, Albay is expected to cater 45,000 of the targeted population with the end goal of achieving herd immunity to finally put an end to the transmission of COVID-19.
 
As of July 30, 2021, the municipality has a total of 199 confirmed COVID-19 cases including 174 recoveries, 14 deaths, and 11 currently active.
 
Article by: Mr. Tim L. Florece, PIO