Show-cause orders await bets using vax sites to campaign

November 29, 2021 Joel dela Torre 106 views

THE three-day national vaccination program started yesterday with the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) warned politicians that show-orders await them if they use the inoculation sites for COVID-19 to promote their candidacy for the upcoming May 2022 election.

DILG Undersecretary and Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya said that the National Vaccination Days from November 29 to December 1 is strictly non-political where candidates wooing the people to vote for them or displaying tarpaulins are strictly prohibited in these areas.

The government is eyeing at least nine million qualified individuals vaxxed in three days.

Initially, the Inter-Agency Task Force for Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF-EID) was aiming to get five million vaccine jab takers but the national task force trimmed it to three million per day.

Malaya in an interview over GMA News said that at present “57, 58 percent’’ individuals are already done with their first dose.

“Sana after three days 70 percent na yan. Yan ang target natin, 70 percent first dose so we are at 44.5 million doses right now,” the DILG Spox said.

Earlier, Secretary Eduardo Ano’s reminded local government units (LGUs) to deploy contact tracers to the inoculation sites during the three-day vax activity.

Since of these contact tracers have medical backgrounds, they are qualified to administer the vaccines while the non-medicals will be assigned to data management such as registration, encoding and screenig.

The Sangguniang Kabataan are also directed to be at their respective inoculation sites to assist or make up for the shortage in manpower.

“We are in contact with the National Youth Commission para ipaalala na yung mga SK (members), kailangang magvolunteer para din dito sa ating vaccination day.” the DILG Spox said.