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Taguig ramps up jabs for students, frontliners

Taguig Mayor Lani Cayetano checks on some of those who received their anti-Covid shots at the weekend.

THE Taguig city government is set to visit more schools in the city to conduct Covid-19 vaccination for students and education frontliners as part of the city’s effort to stop the spread of the virus and ensure safety.

On Sunday, the city government announced that over 10,000 individuals were vaccinated as it joined the Department of Health’s (DOH) PinasLakas Immunization Campaign and vaccinates through the School Tour: One-Stop Shop Bakuna for children aged 5 to 17 years old as face-to-face classes have resumed.

These individuals have been vaccinated in the city with their first and second doses, and first and second boosters through the school vaccination drive since August 15, 2022.

Likewise, teaching and non-teaching personnel of every school were among those who have received their Covid-19 vaccination.

The vaccination drive has so far visited 23 elementary and high schools.

This is to further ensure everyone’s safety upon the school reopening and encourage more people to get their booster shots once eligible, the city government said.

The PinasLakas campaign is part of the DOH’s nationwide campaign to vaccinate 90 percent of senior citizens and increase booster coverage of all eligible population to 50 percent by targeting individuals from various communities including schools, marketplaces, and transportation terminals.

The program of Taguig has been coordinated with the Department of Education- Division Office to expand and intensify the Covid-19 vaccination program for children in preparation for face-to-face classes.

Moreover, all eligible residents and non-residents in the country can walk into Taguig vaccination hubs from Monday to Friday at Lakeshore Vaccine Information Center, Venice Grand Canal Mall, and Bonifacio High Street.

All barangay health centers also offer Covid-19 vaccination to the eligible population every Monday, Tuesday, or Friday.

As of October 28, 2022, the city has administered a total of 2,124,944 jabs: 915,159 individuals are vaccinated while 869,922 are fully vaccinated. 327,066 had received their first booster and 39,739 had received their second booster.

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