Institutionalization of vaccination program urged

MAYOR Maria Isabelle Climaco-Salazar is urging the national government, through the Department of Health (DOH), to institutionalize its vaccination program against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) nationwide.

Salazar made the suggestion following her observation and the result of a survey that 47 to 50 percent of Zamboanga City's population do not accept the vaccination program of the government.

“Almost all do not want to receive the vaccine against Covid,” Salazar said Monday, January 25, 2021.

The mayor urged DOH to have its vaccination program institutionalized nationwide to ensure its acceptability by the people, efficacy of the vaccines and all other doubts, apprehensions are properly addressed.

Given these observations and the results of the initial survey, Salazar said the city government is ready and prepared to implement the program once the vaccine, AstraZeneca, is delivered to this city. (SunStar Zamboanga)


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