The Municipal Health Office in partnership with the Department of Health (DOH) led the launching of the Bakunang Bayan (Special COVID-19) Vaccination Day), Camalig National High School covered court, Brgy. Ilawod.
Bakunahang Bayan is a simultaneous nationwide vaccination initiative which seeks to strengthen the government’s vaccination coverage despite of the gradual decreasing of COVID-19 cases in the country.
The activity was likewise graced by DOH Undersecretary, Dr. Nestor F. Santiago, Jr., MPHC, MHSA, CESO II, Albay Governor, Hon. Edcel “Grex” B. Lagman, Provincial Health Officer, Nathaniel B. Rempillo, MD, MSPH, DOH Bicol Center for Health Development Director, Ernie V. Vera, MD, MPH, CHA, CESO III, and members of the Sangguniang Bayan.
The 1-day event also aims to increase local vaccine coverage in the municipality, highlighting the importance of vaccines in achieving herd immunity to finally put an end to the transmission of said virus.
To date, the municipality has 710 confirmed COVID-19 cases including 667 recoveries, 43 deaths, and 0 currently active – Camalig, Albay has been COVID-free for 6 days.
Article by: Mr. Tim L. Florece, PIO