June 23, 2024

The city government led by Mayor Benjamin Magalong and Vice Mayor Faustino Olowan awarded certificates of commendation to the administrations and managements of the four vaccination centers and the isolation facility that were instrumental in the city’s fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
The big sites are the University of Baguio gym, Bishop Carlito Cenzon Sports Center, SM City Baguio, and Baguio Country Club, while the isolation facility was at Teachers’ Camp.
“Without these big sites, we (the city) could not have attained high at the fastest vaccination time and to as many people as possible,” Asst. City Health Officer Celia Flor Brillantes said.
The UB and SLU vaccination centers have recently ceased operations but SM City Baguio and Baguio Country Club continue to serve as big vaccination sites.
Since the city government started the vaccination roll-out, Brillantes said it has attained almost 105 percent vaccination rate for first dose; 99.88 percent, second dose; 39 percent for booster; and 89.81 percent vaccination rate for 12 to 17 years old.
The city’s vaccination centers were visited by the National Task Force against Covid-19 Vaccine Cluster.
As to the isolation facility at Teachers’ Camp, Brillantes said its management did not falter in supporting the city’s isolation strategy during the height of Covid cases and successfully fulfilled their commitment.
For his part, the mayor said that management of the four big sites and isolation facility has distinguished themselves through dedicated, selfless service, extraordinary efforts, and exceptional contributions in ensuring that of Baguio remains safe during the pandemic. – Gaby B. Keith