February 9, 2023

Kiangan, Ifugao has already vaccina-ted more than half of its target population as of Oct. 27.

The accomplishment is attributed to the conduct of home vaccination.

Mayor Raldis Andrei Bulayungan, during a network briefing of the Presidential Communications Operations Office, said the local government conducted home vaccination when restrictions eased up and visits were allowed.

“We brought the vaccination to the grassroots, which is part of the efforts to bring government programs closer to the people,” Bulayungan said.

He said talking and explaining to the residents the benefits of vaccination also contributed to the town’s vaccination accomplishment.

Nakakatulong din ang personal visits sa barangays explaining to them the benefits of vaccination,” the mayor said.

As of Nov. 6, the town has also given the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine to 460 pediatric clients.

He said they have targeted at least 1,957 of the adolescent population.

He said they are glad they are nearing the target herd immunity but they still need to double the effort.

“Kiangan is among the top three municipalities in Ifugao with a good turnout of vaccination,” Bulayungan said. 

Apart from home visits for vaccination, the local health office is also maximizing the use of social media in disseminating the appropriate information about the benefits of having vaccinated and the jab schedule.

“We should start among us so that we can convince our families, employees and they, in turn, will be able to convince their relatives, our relatives, and friends,” the mayor said. – PNA