BUTUAN CITY—Senior citizens of Claver, Surigao del Norte who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus received financial aid from the local government.
In a statement on Tuesday, the local government of Claver said each of the fully vaccinated senior citizens would get P4,000.
So far, a total of 389 senior citizens have been listed as qualified to avail themselves of the financial aid.
“The LGU is appropriating some P5 million for this program for our senior citizens for availing themselves of the free vaccination program of the government,” Claver Mayor Georgia Gokiangkee said in a statement.
She said senior citizens need financial support, as they are considered most vulnerable during the pandemic. The move will also entice more senior citizens to get the jab.
The cash assistance to vaccinated senior citizens is provided under Municipal Ordinance 11, Series of 2011.
Under the ordinance, senior citizens inoculated only with one dose of vaccine may still avail themselves of the cash aid with certification from attending physician of their ineligibility to get the second dose.