December 6, 2022

Around 7,151 workers from the tourism sector in Baguio were vaccinated as part of the Department of Tourism’s massinoculation program in preparation for the full reopening of tourism in this mountain resort.
DOT-Cordillera Director Jovi Ganongan said the agency has targeted 5,994 individuals under the A4 category, but the number exceeded since the start the program on Aug. 15. 
Ganongan said the vaccination drive continued on Aug. 30 and 31 and Sept. 1 through the efforts of the DOT-Cordillera, the city government, and the Baguio Tourism Council.
Tourism Sec. Bernadette Puyat witnessed the inoculation drive on Sept. 1 at the Cordillera Convention Hall of the Baguio Country Club.
Puyat said the government understands the contribution of the tourism industry to the country’s economy.
She said the government would allocate portions of the vaccines intended for tourism workers in the Cordillera.
At present, the government’s priority are the tourist destinations in the National Capital Region, Metro Cebu, Metro Davao, Bulacan, Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, Pampanga, and Rizal.
These are the areas identified as the most populous and with the highest density, which makes them at greater risk for Covid-19 transmission. – Ofelia C. Empian