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Cordillera LGUs pressed to prepare vaccination plan

LOCAL government units (LGUs) in the Cordillera region were tasked to roll out plans for the implementation of the Covid-19 vaccine.

The Department of the Interior and Local Government-Cordillera Administrative Region (DILG-CAR) on Friday, February 26, 2021, said LGUs play a vital role in the Covid-19 response and are in the position to identify priority sectors for the planned vaccination program.

DILG-CAR officer-in-charge Regional Director Araceli San Jose said the LGUs are in-charge in the preparation of the master list of residents who will be prioritized for vaccination; identification and preparation of vaccination sites and other logistics; and provision of vaccinators who will facilitate the immunization program in their respective localities.

San Jose said the existing Emergency Operation Centers in LGUs should be reorganized to include a dedicated arm for vaccine concerns.

San Jose described the program as a national endeavor, should utilize a whole-of-government and whole-of-society approach in order to harmonize efforts for the successful and effective implementation of the National Vaccination Program.

San Jose said LGUs should closely coordinate with the regional or local DOH offices and refer to guidelines or issuances by the DOH and the National Task Force against Covid-19, particularly the vaccine cluster, to ensure alignment of local actions with national actions and directives.


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