Senior citizens’ vaccination starts in Laguna
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Senior citizens’ vaccination starts in Laguna

Apr 14, 2021, 5:18 AM
Opinyon News Team

Opinyon News Team

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Senior citizens are currently being vaccinated in Laguna following the go-ahead by the FDA to use Sinovac for them.

SOME senior citizens are visibly excited while others were obviously anxious after some local governments started vaccination against Covid-19 on the elderly in some areas in Laguna.

Calamba City and the municipality of Los Banos have already started their vaccination drive for those belonging to the A2 priority group (senior citizens and persons with comorbidities) since April 13.

The local government units (LGUs) of the said areas made the decision to start vaccinating seniors after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allowed the use of Sinovac vaccines, which is the primary Covid-19 vaccine available in the province, for elderly patients.

Calamba City Mayor Justin Marc Chipeco said they are targeting as much as 300 individuals vaccinated in the city per day.

“In-allow naman po ang paggamit ng Sinovac sa ating mga senior citizens, ako po mismo kung mapapanood ninyo, ginamit ko po yan at sa tingin ko naman wala naman pong masamang epekto yan,” Chipeco said.

“Kaya sa ating mga kababayan, huwag po tayong matakot sa bakuna, mas magandang may proteksyon po tayo kaysa wala, better get something than nothing,” Chipeco, who was already vaccinated against Covid-19 last week, said.

Meanwhile, the Los Banos LGUs advised senior citizens to wait for a confirmation message from the Municipal Health Office for their schedule, as walk-in patients are not allowed.

Patients with medical conditions such as autoimmune disease, human-immuno deficiency virus, cancer, or organ transplants must first secure a medical clearance from their doctors.

The city government of Calamba is currently conducting its vaccination program at the cinema area of SM City Calamba, while the Los Banos LGU has designated the Barangay Batong Malake Covered Court as their vaccination center. (ONT)

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