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Oroquieta utilizes 340 COVID-19 vaccines for various sectors

OROQUIETA CITY, Misamis Occidental (PIA)–A total of 340 vials or 3,400 doses of AstraZeneca were used for the inoculation of local government unit (LGU) employees and different sectors of the city with the first batch of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines at Misamis Occidental National High School (MONHS) vaccination center, August 3.

Under the local rollout, the city will no longer prioritize A1, A2 and A3. Interested Oroquietanons must bring their valid ID or barangay certificate to show that they are residents of the city.

 “Wala’y pili ang atong bakunahan, kung kinsa’y mulinya, interesado ug nagkinahanglan bakunahan nato kay ang atong target mao ang herd immunity. As long as naa ta’y vaccines, tanang walk-in nga mga kaigsuonan nato sa dakbayan atong hatagan ug bakuna,” Mayor Lemuel Acosta said.

(We don’t choose the people who will get the vaccines; whoever is willing to fall in line, interested, and willing to be vaccinated, we will accommodate them to hit our herd immunity target. As long as we have vaccines, all our walk-in residents of the city will be vaccinated)

On August 4, the city hit another record-breaking day to kick off the second day rollout of the vaccination program.

“Gidagsa ug mga tawo ang atong vaccination kaganina sa mga empleyado sa atong dakbayan, mga empleyado sa pipila ka mga national agencies ug mga walk-ins na mga residente sa atong siyudad,” Acosta said.

(Our vaccination was crowded by employees of the LGU, some are employees of national agencies and there are walk-in residents of our city)

Acosta said this shows that the strategy they have done in the city is very effective because they can see the enthusiasm of the people to get vaccinated.

The mayor is hoping that the city will be able to hit the herd immunity so the city’s economy will be able to bounce back before December 2021.

This month of August, another 5,000 doses of AstraZeneca are expected to arrive.

LGU Oroquieta will continue the vaccination campaign, August 5 until supplies last. (SMRN/PIA-10/Misamis Occidental)