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Bong Go asks LGUs to amp up vax rollout to priority residents

June 6, 2021 People's Tonight 315 views

SENATOR Christopher “Bong” Go appealed to local government units and authorities in charge of the vaccine rollout to bring vaccines directly to constituents who are part of the priority groups to be inoculated.

“Sa mga LGUs, paigtingin pa natin ang pagbabakuna. Dapat ‘di magtagal ang stocks sa inyo. Marami nang gustong magpabakuna pero naghihintay. Nagagalit na ang iba. Pabilisin natin ang sistema para pag-distribute ng bakuna, maiturok na agad sa dapat maturukan,” he appealed.

He stressed that time is of the essence and all necessary steps must be taken to ensure that those in the A1-A3 categories are vaccinated immediately so that the rollout can proceed to other priority sectors in line with the goal of reaching herd immunity in communities.

“Dagdagan po natin ang ating vaccination sites para kahit saang sulok ng komunidad ay makaabot ang bakuna. Kung kailangang puntahan mismo sa mga bahay ang mga matatanda at mga may comorbidities ay gawin na dapat agad,” he urged.

“Huwag tayo magkumpyansa sa kung ano na ang ginagawa ngayon. Paigtingin pa natin lalo upang mas mabilis nating marating ang herd immunity sa ating community at tuluyang matigil na ang sakit na COVID-19,” he added.

Go then called on local leaders, in coordination with the national government, to strengthen their local vaccination rollout and vaccine education awareness campaigns to further encourage their constituents to get inoculated.

“Huwag natin sayangin ang oportunidad na makapagligtas ng buhay gamit ang bakunang nasa atin. Bawat oras na masayang ay buhay ang kapalit. Kaya ni isang bakuna ay hindi dapat masayang,” he stressed.

Meanwhile, Go encouraged senior citizens and other priority groups to get vaccinated as soon as possible to ensure the utilization of vaccines available and to fast-track the expansion of the national COVID-19 vaccination program.

“Hinihikayat ko po ang ating senior citizens at ibang priority groups na magpabakuna na. Huwag po kayong matakot sa bakuna, matakot po kayo sa COVID-19. Ang bakuna po ang tanging solusyon upang makabalik tayo sa ating normal na pamumuhay,” said Go.

“Prayoridad po nating mabakunahan ang ating mga kababayan na 40 years old pataas dahil dito maraming case load at ‘yung mga matatanda ang delikado sa sakit na ito,” he added.

As Chair of the Senate Committee on Health, Go emphasized that the vaccination of priority groups aims to prevent hospitalization, severe cases and deaths since getting vaccinated will give people the protection needed to lessen the risks.

“Para naman doon sa parte ng priority sectors, bagama’t hindi namin kayo mapipilit, nakikiusap ako na magtiwala po kayo sa bakuna dahil kapakanan ninyo ang inuuna namin. Kapag panahon niyo na para magpabakuna, huwag na kayo mag-alinlangan pa, magpabakuna na agad kayo,” he appealed.

Go stressed that the national vaccination program can only fully expand to other groups once most members of the A1, A2, and A3 priority groups have been vaccinated.

“Paano tayo uusad sa next priority groups kung maraming ‘di pa nababakunahan sa A1 to A3 groups. Naghihintayan tayo,” he pointed out.

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