The Local Task Force for Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccine Deployment (LTFCVD) continuously conducts the municipal-wide vaccine rollout, Camalig National High School main vaccination center, Brgy. Ilawod, Camalig, Albay.
 
The vaccination today is expected to inoculate with separate doses of Sinovac and Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine some seven hundred (700) vaccinees comprised of Seniors Citizens, Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), and other priority groups.
 
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 – the vaccination team eyes to vaccinate a total of 5,390 senior citizens in the town.
 
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 the minimum public health standards set by DOH.
 
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 August 5, 2021, the municipality has a total of 202 confirmed COVID-19 cases including 178 recoveries, 14 deaths, and 10 currently active.
 
Article by: Mr. Tim L. Florece, PIO