CAGAYAN DE ORO

City health: DOH, IATF will decide on priority areas for vaccine

CAGAYAN DE ORO. Acting City Health Officer Dr. Lorraine Nery on Thursday, November 26, said while it is expected that everybody will be vaccinated, the Department of Health and the Inter-Agency Task Force will still have to identify the priority areas to distribute the vaccines. (Screenshot from City Information Office video)

ACTING City Health Officer Dr. Lorraine Nery on Thursday, November 26, 2020, said while it is expected that everybody will be vaccinated, the Department of Health and the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) will still have to identify the priority areas to distribute the vaccines.

"Before ipanghatag kanang mga vaccine, the Department of Health and the IATF will have to identify priority areas kung asa ni sila ipang-inahon," Nery said.

She added that among the areas that the health department and the IATF consider as priority are those with high number of Covid-19 cases.

"Tibuok Pilipinas will have their own share also of the vaccine, and it will really depend also the number of population and of course the number of cases per area," Nery said.

City Mayor Oscar Moreno echoed the city health officer's statement, adding that the government has to decide which areas to prioritize.

Moreno also said expecting for the problem to end once the vaccine arrives is wrong as its distribution will take time.

"It is wrong to expect nga kung moabot na ang bakuna, wala na'y problema. Naa pa gihapon problema kay it will take time nga maapod," Moreno said.

The city mayor added there is still the matter of whether the vaccine should be administered to active Covid-19 cases.


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