Friday, September 17, 2021

Angeles posts highest single-day vaccination

WAITING TO GET JABBED. Thousands of Angeleños patiently wait for their turn to get jabbed on July 30 at the City College of Angeles and Angeles City National High School. (Angeles City Information Office)

THE Angeles City government led by Mayor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin Jr. has recorded the highest number of single-day vaccination at 5,683 on July 30, 2021.

This was revealed by Lazatin's Chief Adviser IC Calaguas, commending the hard work of the 400 members of the vaccination teams from Rafael Lazatin Memorial Medical Center, City Health Office, Mayor's Office, Gender and Development Office, Angeles City Economic Development Investment and Promotions Office, Business Permit and Licensing Division, Barangay Outreach Program, Blood Bank, Angeles City Traffic Development Office, and City College of Angeles.

Lazatin congratulated City Hall employees, saying that they did an outstanding job.

“Mabuhay kayong lahat,” Lazatin said.

"Dahil po ito sa pagpapagod ng ating mga kawani sa City Hall. Umuwi man po silang masasakit ang kanilang mga kamay at paa sa mahigit 13 oras na pagtatrabaho at yung iba nababad pa sa ulan, kitang-kita naman po ang saya sa kanila na magampanan ang kanilang mga tungkulin," Calaguas, also the chief implementer of the city government's vaccination program," said.

According to Calaguas, out of the 5,683 Angeleños vaccinated, 2,634 were senior citizens who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at the City College of Angeles; while the other 3,049 were from the priority groups who got their second shot of Sinovac vaccines at the Angeles City National High School (ACNHS).

Calaguas also clarified that the city is prioritizing only residents of Angeles City in the vaccination sites, asking for understanding from people from other nearby towns and cities who wish to be inoculated at the city's vaccination areas.

"Prayoridad po ni Mayor Lazatin na unahing mabakunahan ang mga residente ng Angeles," she added.

Records from the vaccination sites show that 78,330 Angeleños received their first dose of vaccine or 19.02 percent of the 411,634 estimated total population; while 43,130 or 10.47 million percent are already fully vaccinated.

To date, a total of 8,071 in priority group A1 received their first dose of vaccine, while 5,075 are already fully vaccinated; 22,113 for the first dose in A2, 14,330 for the second dose; 24,508 under the A3 priority group received the first dose of vaccine, while 12,025 for the second dose; and 23,638 personnel from A4 got their first shot of vaccine while 11,700 for the second dose.

It was in June that Lazatin designated a second vaccination area at the ACNHS, targeting to vaccinate 6,000 Angeleños daily.

It can be recalled that the Department of Health granted Angeles City a "green status," meaning the inoculation system is very efficient, City Health Officer-in-Charge Dr. Verona Guevarra said.

One mobile bus also started the house-to-house vaccination of 20 bedridden elderly in Barangay Lourdes Sur East. Some 640 bedridden seniors will receive their vaccination via schedule at the comfort of their homes.

The vaccines administered -- Astrazeneca, Sinovac, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson -- were initially donated by DOH.

Lazatin is still urging his constituents to register online at to build an updated database for the city’s Covid-19 vaccination.


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