December 5, 2022

Businesses in the city will start looking for vaccination cards and give priority to those who have been inoculated with Covid-19 vaccines.

Baguio Tourism Council (BTC) Chairperson Gladys Vergara said businesses in the city are advised to check for the vaccination card of clients so they could prioritize those who have been vaccinated.

The BTC is an organization of private business establishments in the city that assists the local government in implementing programs related to the sector.

Vergara said the instruction came from the city government in support of national Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) Resolution 148-B that aims to encourage residents to receive the Covid-19 vaccine as a protection against the severe effect of the virus in case a person got infected.

Mayor Benjamin Magalong, in a message read by Executive Assistant IV Atty. Althea Alberto said, “With this new IATF resolution, let us please remind all businesses and establishments to diligently check vaccination cards for customers and clients.”

Alberto said the safety seal team is also cascading the same, to allow more establishments to comply and implement the prioritization of services to vaccinated clients.

As of Nov. 14, the city has administered 443,658 doses of Covid-19 vaccines.

The city government earlier said there are 281,000 adult population and 50,000 pediatric individuals in the city who are eligible to get the vaccine.

This is based on the 366,000 population generated by the Philippine Statistics Authority in the 2020 census of population. – PNA