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Iligan CHO clarifies Covid-19 vax not mandatory

ILIGAN CITY (PIA)–Acting city health officer (CHO) Dr. Belinda Lim explained that getting the coronavirus disease (Covid)-19 jab is not compulsory.

“Wala pugsa, dunay choice ang tawo kung dili magpabakuna (not forced, people have a choice not to get vaccinated) for whatever reasons,” she said during Kapehan sa Iligan Chamber on Friday, December 3.

Lim said that those who do not want to get vaccinated should just stay at home as many business institutions and establishments now require the presentation of a vaccination card upon entry to their premises.

The acting CHO clarified that unvaccinated individuals can still enter malls, offices, and establishments if they can present a negative RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours. This requirement, she said, is to ensure the safety of customers.

Emphasizing that vaccination is the key solution to contain the pandemic, Lim bared the plan to conduct a second round of Bayanihan, Bakunahan this coming December 15 to 17 as the city strives to meet the goal of hitting herd immunity. 

As of December 4, around 76.22% or 198,896 Iliganons received the first dose of the vaccine while 99,370 or 38.08% are already fully vaccinated. (APB/PIA Iligan City)