September 30, 2023

As part of its continuing effort to encourage citizens to get vaccinated against Covid-19, the municipality of La Trinidad, Benguet is offering a raffle draw to residents. 

At the launching of the “Pinas lakas sa booster” vaccination program of the Department of Health on Sept. 27, Mayor Romeo Salda led local officials in getting booster shots. 

Salda said the raffle draw would help increase the town’s target of 27,000 individuals for the booster shots and 2,455 for senior citizens during the week-long vaccination drive.

Those who will take part in the vaccination drive from Sept. 27 to Oct.1 will have a chance to win an android tablet as the first prize and an android phone as second prize plus 15 consolation prizes of 25-kilogram of rice each.

Venues for the vaccination drive are the municipal grounds, Benguet State University New Medical Clinic, Cordillera Hospital of the Divine Grace, Rural Health Unit in Poblacion, and Lamtang Health Station.

The raffle draw will be on Oct. 3 at 8 a.m. after the flag ceremony at the municipal grounds.

The Municipal Health Services Office also announced that all senior citizens who will be vaccinated will receive health kits, which includes one box of face mask, one month supply of vitamin C, and a bottle of alcohol.

Freebies will also be given to any individuals who will get their primary or booster shots.

Benguet province, meanwhile, has reached 74.44 percent or 251,099 fully vaccinated individuals, of which, 17.92 percent of them received their first booster and 1.80 percent got their second booster shot.

There are 77,538 remaining individuals from the 337,301 target population who remain unvaccinated in the province.

For the 60 years old and above population, it has reached 60.37 percent or 21,032 fully vaccinated from the target population with 23.82 percent for the first booster and 3.84 percent for the second booster. There are 12,099 senior citizens in the province, who remain unvaccinated. – Ofelia C. Empian