Residents of La Trinidad, Benguet are encouraged to voluntarily inform the Municipal Health Services Office if they have been vaccinated outside of the municipality.
In a proposed resolution, Councilor Nestor Fongwan Jr. said this would enable the municipality to properly validate, record, and provide correct data on the Covid-19 vaccination results.
Fongwan said there were earlier reports from the Department of Health-Cordillera stating that the municipality has a low turnout of residents getting vaccinated against Covid-19 despite the massive information drive by the local government unit and concerned agencies.
“Understandably, during the early stages of vaccine roll out, the municipality was allotted a minimal amount of vaccines prompting those working, studying, and those engaged in business outside the municipality to get vaccinated in their area of operation,” Fongwan said.
The voluntary reporting by resident would help the municipality in recording the real number of residents vaccinated against Covid-19 as a measure in attaining the 70 percent target population.
Residents can voluntarily report through the messenger of “La Trinidad Bida Bakunation” Facebook with complete name, address, contact number, and vaccination site, or report to their respective barangay halls to monitor the progress of herd immunity efforts and their condition.
Earlier, Baguio has opened its vaccination sites to residents of La Trinidad, Itogon, Sablan, Tuba, and Tublay, all in Benguet.
The municipality’s vaccination drive is ongoing in the various vaccination sites including Cordillera Hospital of the Divine Grace (Dec. 20, 21,22, 27,28, and 29), Benguet State University Centennial Park (Dec. 23,27,28, and 29), and Cordillera Career Development College (Dec. 22,27, and 29).
The vaccination site at Km. 5 parking area is open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for first dose for the pediatric population and for all adults from Dec. 20 to 29 except on the holidays on Dec. 24 to 26. – Ofelia C. Empian