Iloilo City Government ramped up its COVID-19 vaccination campaign by bringing it to the barangays, starting with one of the most populated villages, Brgy. Calumpang in Molo.
Mayor Jerry Treñas stressed the initiative seeks to bring vaccines closer to residents and for the convenience of senior citizens and persons with comorbidities making it easier, faster, and accessible for them.
He noted it is being done in Manila where people no longer need to travel far to get vaccinated.
“We heard the call of our fellows who are willing to change the path of our COVID-19 battle but are unable to go out of their homes. We targeted 300 residents including senior citizens and PWDs who will be vaccinated at Marian Hall of Miraculous Medal Parish while those who are bed-ridden will be vaccinated in their homes,” Treñas said in his Facebook post.
Punong Barangay Roberto Niño Jr. said the target 300 persons consisting of senior citizens and Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) who will be vaccinated at Marian Hall of Miraculous Medal Parish.
“As pilot barangay, we hope to vaccinate the vulnerable sector where it is accessible for them or easier to go to. They can give testimonies to their fellows who are still afraid to get vaccinated. This is a good move of the City Government to make the vaccination program closer to the people,” Niño said.
The mayor also asked other barangay captains to start identifying bed-ridden residents to set their schedules for vaccinators to visit them when it is their turn. (Iloilo City PIO)