Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Iloilo City polishes vaccination process

Photos By PIA-Iloilo

THE Iloilo City Government has tightened its procedures in the vaccination process amid reports of tampered tickets being used by those who cut in lines affecting the smooth-sailing course.

Mayor Jerry Treñas said Iloilo City Police Office and Public Safety and Transportation Management Office (PSTMO) staff strictly implement an orderly manner and violators will be dealt accordingly.

"We have put in place measures to ensure that there will be no fake vax tickets. PNP (Philippine National Police) and PSTMO personnel will be posted at the entrance of all vax centers to ensure that only persons with genuine vax tickets will be allowed entry,” Treñas said.

“All persons with fake vax tickets will immediately be arrested and appropriate criminal and administrative cases will be filed against them. Bátò Iloilo!" he added.

The mayor also thanked donor company for augmenting vaccines to accommodate more residents.

"On behalf of the people of Iloilo City, I would like to thank Mr. Ricky Razon and ICTSI (International Container Terminal Services, Inc.) for the donation of 5,000 doses of AstraZeneca which we received July 28.

Madamo gid nga salamat sa ngalan sang pumuluyo sang Ciudad sang Iloilo," said Treñas.

Iloilo City has increased its target population for vaccination to 525,000 to achieve 85-percent herd immunity from Delta variant.

Some 27 percent already had their first dose, while 16 percent are fully vaccinated as of July 28, 2021. (PR)


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