Iligan CHO appeals to elderly to follow vaccination schedule

By APIPA P. BAGUMBARAN

ILIGAN CITY

The acting city health officer (CHO) of Iligan requested senior citizens to follow the vaccination schedule stated in their appointment slip.

This after senior citizens flocked at the centralized vaccination center Wednesday morning in a bid to get the COVID-19 jab at the earliest.

The city government of Iligan has started administering Sinovac vaccines to its senior citizens today (May 5, 2021).

“Please, sunda lang nang atong appointment slip aron dili ta maghuot, kay ato man gyud sundon ang oras nga naa sa inyong mga appointment slip,” Dr. Belinda Lim said in a press conference.

[Please, just follow our appointment slip so we won’t get congested because we will definitely follow the time stated on your appointment slip..]

Lim, who is also the health cluster manager of the Emergency Operations Center,  made it clear that an appointment slip is needed to get the jab and that no walk-in vaccination request will be entertained.

“Sa Barangay Health Center ninyo kuhaon ang inyong appointment slip,” she said.

[You can get your slip at the Barangay Health Center.]

Moreover, senior citizens can also be pre-screened at the Barangay Health Center.

The Health Cluster manager also appealed to the elderly to take their breakfast or lunch before coming to the vaccination area.

Meanwhile, Lim reminded Iliganons to always practice the minimum health protocols as the number of COVID-19 positive continue to soar.

As of May 4, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 positive in the city rose to 1,622 of which 1,435 have recovered while 92 have expired.

She further urged the public not to believe anti-vaccine messages circulating on social media. 

Lim reiterated that the vaccine is the second layer of protection that will stimulate the body to produce antibodies that will fight the virus. PIA

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