Tuesday, September 21, 2021

DOT chief to lead inoculation of tourism workers in Boracay

DEPARTMENT of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat is expected to grace the inoculation ceremony of around 3,000 tourism workers in Boracay Island on Wednesday, July 7.

Acting Malay Mayor Floribar Bautista said that 3,000 vials of Covid-19 vaccine had already arrived in Boracay.

The inoculation ceremony will be held at the Paradise Garden Resort.

The mass inoculation program for tourism workers is meant to provide the impression to tourists that Boracay is considered a Covid-19-free tourism site, with most of its workers vaccinated.

Aside from Puyat, Deputy Chief Implementer of the National Policy Against Covid-19 Secretary Vince Dizon is also expected to grace the activity.

Earlier, the DOT endorsed to both the Department of Health and the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases the holding of mass vaccination for tourism workers.

Bautista said that Boracay has around 5,000 tourism workers, 7,000 tourism frontliners and 40,000 residents who need to be inoculated.

The tourism frontliners include transport drivers, souvenir shops attendants and massage therapists, among others. (SunStar Philippines)


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