IMUS CITY, Cavite – The Imus City government formally started on Thursday their first COVID-19 vaccination rollout for its health workers after receiving doses from the Department of Health last March 10.
More than 100 health workers were vaccinated at the Ospital ng Imus and among them were Chief of Hospital Dr. Edgardo Figueroa and Imus City Health Officer Dr. Randy Calingasan.
The COVID-19 vaccine recipients will undergo a six-step process: (1) registration, (2) orientation, (3) signing of consent, (4) screening process, (5) actual vaccination and (6) post-vaccination observation.
“Kaya nga sinasabi natin, kailangan pabakunahan [ang] more than 60% ng ating populasyon. Sapagkat kapag nagawa natin ‘yan, doon lamang magkakaroon tayo ng herd immunity kung saan pwede nang hindi na lumaganap ang virus na ito dito sa ating lungsod,” Mayor Emmanuel Maliksi said.
It would be recalled that in a Facebook live broadcast last March 6, Mayor Maliksi announced that the City of Imus will embrace innovation as they are engaging to have a drive-in vaccination.
“Just yesterday [March 5], nag-site inspection na tayo sa Robinson’s [Robinson’s Place Imus],” he said.
As of March 7, the third district of Cavite tallied a total of 3,077 confirmed cases; 142 of it were active cases, 2,842 recovered, and 93 died due to this respiratory disease.