LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – The municipal government recently opened an additional vaccination center at the Cordillera Career Development College (CCDC) compound to further enhance the roll out of the government’s mass vaccination program, especially with the opening of the vaccination to the general adult population.
Mayor Romeo K. Salda stated that the municipal government will be maximizing the use of the CCDC vaccination center to reach out to the residents who want to be inoculated with the vaccines that are continuous arriving from the health department.
At present, the Benguet State University (BSU) closed gymnasium is being used by the municipal government as its central vaccination center over the past several months since the government started the inoculation of the priority sectors.
Mayor Salda claimed that the provincial government got a commitment from the health department of the continuous delivery of vaccines for the inoculation of the eligible adult population that is why the municipal inter-agency task force for the management of emerging infectious diseases was compelled to look for another vaccination center to further expand the coverage of the ongoing mass vaccination in the capital town.
According to him, the municipal government is proud that the residents are willing to be vaccinated that is why efforts are being done to ensure that the vaccination being done in the existing vaccination centers will be orderly to avoid unnecessary incidents that might cause the sudden surge in Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.
He admitted that private and public hospitals and established isolation centers in the municipality already reached their full capacity that is why home isolation for asymptomatic to mild cases are being done to prevent these facilities from being overwhelmed.
Mayor Salda expressed his gratitude to the BSU administration and the CCDC management for allowing their facilities to be used by the health department and the local government as vaccination centers as these will definitely contribute in the overall efforts of the government to achieve population protection and eventual herd immunity that can lead to a better normal.
The local chief executive disclosed that the local government will continue to make the appropriate representations with the health department and the provincial government to ensure the steady supply of vaccines for the increasing number of people wanting to be vaccinated to help in ensuring the gradual and safe recovery of the economy that had been heavily impacted by the various levels of community quarantine that had been implemented in the country for over a year and a half now.
Salda stipulated that many people want to be vaccinated because they want to go back to the better normal way of life with assured income. By HENT