CAMIGUIN (PIA)–“Whatever nga vaccine nga muabot sa ato, the most effective vaccine is the one nga gi-inject sa imo.”
(Whatever vaccine that would arrive here, the most effective vaccine is the one that is being injected on you)
During the Serbisyong PPR (Pagpauswag, Pagpalambo ug Responsableng Panggobyerno) radio program, Rep. Xavier Jesus Romualdo assured the residents of the province that the coronavirus disease (COVID)-19 vaccines are strictly monitored by the health authorities including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
As of June 25, a total of 5,531 have already been inoculated with the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine while 1,901 have taken the second dose in the province. Romualdo said they are targeting to accommodate the 93,000 population of the province or at least 70% just to attain the herd immunity.
The representative also said people should not stress themselves as to the brand of vaccine that will be used on them emphasizing that there are different circumstance over which the trials were done and the data obtained by researches is influenced by the location, date, and who received the jab.
Thus, it’s difficult to compare and if such is the basis, then it’s not a good basis for brand preference because it’s not stable, the numbers change easily, Romuldo added.
With enough supply of vaccines and willingness of the people to take part in the inoculation, Romualdo said it is easier to adapt to the new normal and open the island for full operation of the tourism sector.
As of June 18, the provincial government has already lifted the moratorium on the acceptance of returning individuals. They are also targeting to reopen the tourism in Camiguin by July, Romualdo said.
The province has recorded three COVID-19 confirmed cases who are availing the no quarantine policy, June 24. Two deaths were recorded in Mambajao and Mahinog.
There are 249 persons with history of travel or COVID-19 exposure of which 186 are from Mambajao, 39 from Mahinog, 3 from Guinsiliban, 5 from Sagay, and 16 from Catarman. (RTP/PIA-10)