Vaccine rollout for minors in Imus to start on Nov 8

November 2, 2021 Dennis Abrina 1517 views

IMUS CITY, Cavite – Vaccine rollout in this locality for minors aged 12 to 17 will begin on November 8, the local government unit said.

Before the implementation of the inoculation for minors, the City Health Office is set to conduct today a COVID vaccine simulation exercise at the Ospital ng Imus (ONI) in Bgy. Malagasang.

According to Mayor Emmanuel Maliksi, the first rollout will be for the children with comorbidities, with referral from their respective pedia doctors, as per protocol order.

“The vaccination for regular A1, A2, A3, A4 and A5 groups in ONI will be temporarily suspended as the said jab site will be exclusive for minors,” Maliksi said.

“Other vaccination sites like the Imus Sports Complex in Bgy. Poblacion, the drive-thru vaccination site in Robinson’s Place Imus parking lot, and the Maharlika vaccination site are still open Mondays to Fridays, starting this November. Pinag-aaralan pa po namin if we can open on Saturdays,” the mayor added.

The Imus City Health Office has administered 405,910 doses — 218,246 doses for the 1st jab, and 187,888 doses for the 2nd jab.

The Buhay na Tubig vaccination site of Congressman Alex ‘AA’ Advinvula of the Lone District of Imus has administered 17,183 vaccines for the 1st dose and 11,059 doses for the 2nd jab based on the October 31 report submitted by vaccination site administrator Froilan Abad.

Of the 330,852 individuals in Imus, 65.9 percent of the target population has already been given the 1st dose while 56.79 percent got their second dose.

Maliksi happily announced the continuous decrease in active COVID cases in the city.

The mayor said from the more than 2000 plus active cases last month, it dropped to only 247.

He commended the efforts of all the frontliners, particularly the health workers, and the #BidaAngMayBakuna team, as well as every Imuseño who joined in the fight against COVID-19.