ANGELES CITY – Mayor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin Jr. will deploy two mobile buses in 33 barangays in this city to inoculate against COVID-19 some 462 bedridden seniors in their homes.
Lazatin said the two mobile buses – one owned by the city government and one lent by the city’s Korean community – are expected to be operational in six to eight weeks.
The mobile buses will be equipped with vaccinators and doctors from the City Health Office and the Rafael Lazatin Memorial Medical Center with medical equipment and designated support staff.
Lazatin said the mobilization of mobile bus vaccination for seniors aims to reach Angeleños in far-flung areas such as Barangays Sapangbato and Margot.
“Kung kailangan ako mismo ang kumatok sa bahay ng ating mga senior citizens upang mabakunahan silang lahat ay hindi po ako magdadalawang-isip na gawin ‘yun,” he said.
“Ito ay para po masiguro na ligtas ang ating senior citizens lalo na ang mga ginupo na ng iba’t-ibang karamdaman,” Lazatin added.
The elderly group is the second priority group to be vaccinated, based on the guidelines released by the DOH.
Lazatin thanked the city’s Korean community for its assistance to the city government, in delivering accessible vaccination rollout to the bedridden seniors.