CAGAYAN DE ORO

No severe cases involving vaccinated healthcare workers in Oro

CITY epidemiologist Dr. Joselito Retuya said Thursday, April 29, that there are no severe Covid-19 cases involving vaccinated frontline healthcare workers in Cagayan de Oro.

"Wala'y nag severe. We already have 65 cases of our Covid-19 recent infectious nato nga kompleto or nakadawat og bakuna," Retuya said.

As of Thursday, the City Health Office recorded a total 65 vaccinated medical workers who tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Of the figure, 16 got their first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine and 47 were vaccinated with the Sinovac vaccine.

Of the 47 coronavirus-positive Sinovac vaccinees, 32 have completed their doses, while 15 got their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.

Retuya said among the 65 vaccinees, only one showed moderate symptoms, which include shortness of breath. Some of them have mild symptoms such as low fever and anosmia or lack of sense of smell.

"Most of them are asymptomatic or walay gibati nga sintomas. Ang ilaha lang kay nakitaan sila nga pag routine testing kay duna silay exposure," Retuya said.

"All of them are healthcare workers. Ang ilang perpetual exposure to the Covid-19 virus is there," he added.

Retuya reiterated that those who have received their dose of Covid-19 vaccines should still practice the minimum public health standards or the Bida Solusyon.

"Dili ta magkompyansa despite being vaccinated. Ang bakuna does not give us the authority to laag anywhere kay nabakunahan naka," Retuya said.

Meanwhile, Mayor Oscar Moreno appealed to the senior citizens to wait for their schedule of vaccination before going to the vaccination sites to avoid crowding.

"Please do not come to the vaccination sites if you did not receive a text message from city hall confirming your schedule," Moreno said.

He said walk-in senior citizens or those who will go to vaccination sites without receiving a text blast will not be entertained.


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