Las Pinas to start administering booster shots to health workers

November 19, 2021 Edd Reyes 119 views

THE Las Pinas City government will start administering COVID-19 booster shots for health workers this coming Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 20 and 2.

Mayor Imelda Aguilar said base on the records of the City Health Office (CHO), there are about 3,700 health workers belonging to the A1 category who are scheduled to receive their booster shots this coming weekend and only those who received 2nd dose for at least 6 months are ones eligible for it.

According to Mayor Aguilar, the vaccination roll out for the health workers will be held at DOH approved hospitals and malls in the city where Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will be used in administering their booster shots. Right after the Department of Health (DOH) and the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) approved the roll out of booster shots, Mayor Aguilar ordered the CHO to immediately start administering COVID-19 vaccines to fully vaccinated health workers in the city.

Meanwhile, Vice-Mayor April Aguilar on Thursday met with Dr. Juliana Gonzales and Immunization Program Coordinator Dr. Eleen Gumpal to determine the updates on the vaccination roll out of city residents.

Vice-Mayor Aguilar also alerted the CHO to always be ready and prepared while waiting for the issued guidelines from the DOH on the vaccination roll out for senior citizens belonging to the A2 category as well as the A3 category (adult with comorbidities).

The vice-mayor likewise directed the vaccination team to work double time in convincing city residents on the importance of being fully vaccinated against the virus.