THE City Health Office on Monday, November 28, 2022, said Kagay-anons who want to participate in caroling should at least get their primary vaccine shots.

According to City Health Office Epidemiologist Dr. Teodulfo Joselito Retuya Jr., while they do not prohibit Kagay-anons from caroling, they have to make sure that children aged five to 11 years old should at least receive their first and second doses of the Covid-19 vaccine.

Retuya added that for those aged 11 to 17 years old, they should at least receive their first booster shot, while adults, 18 years old and older, should complete their booster shots.

In a report by Dr. Ina Grace Chiu, the City Health Office immunization program medical coordinator, Cagayan de Oro achieved an 81.75 percent primary two-dose coverage for seniors as of November 27.

Meanwhile, out of the targeted 71,432 population of children aged five to 11 years old, 51.58 percent or 36,841 are already fully vaccinated.

Retuya reminded the public, especially the carolers, to always observe minimum public health standards, such as wearing of face masks and physical distancing, as singing in public also exposes people to the Covid-19 virus. (SunStar Philippines)