ILOILO City Mayor Jerry Treñas hopes a happier Christmas in store for the Ilonggos.

He was referring to high vaccination rate to achieve herd immunity, thus opening of more activities, giving jobs and reviving the economy.

“Looking forward, we are hoping for a better Christmas for everyone. We are now vaccinating minors 12 to 17. We are pushing for approval for those 5 to 11. We are also waiting for exact date to start booster shot for frontliners, seniors and those with comorbidities,” Treñas said.

“We are moving towards economic recovery to allow more businesses to go on or open and provide employment opportunities for the people,” he added.

The mayor said vaccinating minors is also in preparation for the return of face-to-face classes even as the country is lagging behind its Asean neighbors who are already back to school.

The Department of Health reported Iloilo City with 86-percent fully vaccinated out of their target. (PR)