Vaccination in Noveleta could begin next week — mayor

Cavite’s smallest town is expecting to get a part of the donated vaccines which will soon be transported to Central Luzon, Calabarzon, and Baguio.

NOVELETA, Cavite — With the arrival of the first batch of COVID-19 Vaccine in the Philippines, the local government of Noveleta mulled the possibility of getting some of the donated COVID-19 vaccines from the health department.

Town mayor Dino Chua said he is looking forward to receiving some jabs next week of the 600,000 total doses of COVID-19 vaccines.

Noveleta, Cavite mayor Dino Chua gestures as he shared their COVID-19 vaccination plans and preparations in an exclusive interview.

In an interview with The Cavite Rising, Chua said the vaccination will be held at the municipal health office and will prioritize frontline health workers who will decide to get inoculated with COVID-19 vaccine.

Noveleta’s municipal hall and health office being eyed as the venue for the vaccination of medical frontliners.

Moreover, the local chief executive also said he is willing to be publicly injected with COVID-19 vaccine as per his doctor’s advice to boost the confidence of his constituents.

“Ako, any [vaccine] eh. Wala naman akong problema basta yung inadvise ng doctor. Depende sa doctor namin kung ano yung maire-recommend niya. Sabi nila kapag diabetic ka or high blood ka, may mga side effect kasi eh,” he said.

To recall, Chua has earmarked last month P10 million for the procurement of COVID-19 vaccine from British-Swedish pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca.

As of March 2, Noveleta has reported a total of 333 COVID-19 cases of whom 15 remain active, 312 have recovered, while six succumbed to the disease.

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