aguilar Las Pinas Vice Mayor April Aguilar oversees the giving of jabs for the A4 priority cluster at the 18th vaccination hub located at the Village Square in Alabang Las Pinas City. Photo by JONJON C. REYES

Las Piñas starts jabs for those on A4 priority list

June 10, 2021 Ryan Ponce Pacpaco 630 views

LAS Piñas City has started vaccinating essential workers or those belonging in the A4 category on Tuesday, June 8 as part of efforts to make vaccines easily accessible.

This move was announced by Deputy Speaker and Las Piñas City Rep. Camille Villar in compliance with the Health Department’s (DoH) order allowing economic “frontliners” or those working outside their homes to get vaccinated.

“We believe that with the inoculation of essential workers, we are on the road to slowly rebuild our economy from the impacts of (coronavirus disease-19) COVID-19,” Villar said.

Villar said the local government is simultaneously vaccinating eligible individuals from the A1-A4 priority sectors in various vaccination sites.

She reiterated that health protocols must still be observed such as proper wearing of face mask and face shield and maintaining social distancing.

“Broadening access to vaccines will help us meet our goals of achieving herd immunity,” she said.

A total of 101,059 vaccines have been administered in the city, with 70,770 individuals who have received the first dose while 30,289 are fully vaccinated, official figures show.

Villar recently unveiled a vaccine incentive program called “May Bahay sa Bakuna” to entice residents to have themselves vaccinated against COVID-19.

Vaccinated individuals get a chance to win grocery items, motorcycles and a brand new house and lot.

“We want to reinforce the importance of getting vaccinated for people, their families, and the community. It will not only protect people but help our economy slowly recover,” she earlier said.

Villar said Las Piñas residents may follow official social media pages of the local government and its officials for updates.