Iligan’s sole infectious disease specialist receives first COVID-19 vaccine jab

THE REGION
March 9, 2021

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ILIGAN CITY--Dr. Leonell Albert Quitos, the city’s sole infectious disease specialist, received the first authorized COVID-19 vaccine dose in Iligan Monday morning, March. 8
    
Quitos volunteered to take the first coronavirus shot to show the public that the vaccine is safe. 
    
“During vaccination, wala gyud koy na feel. Gamay ang dagom og maayo ang handling ug pag administer sa nurse,”he said
    
[During vaccination, I didn’t feel anything, The needle was small and the nurse handled and administered it well.]
    
In response to those expressing apprehensions about getting an anti-COVID shot, the infectious disease specialist assured that he did not feel any side effects after the vaccination. 
    
“Dili ta mahadlok sa pagpabakuna kay kini nga pagpabakuna kay dugang nga layer of protection sa atoa. Aside sa minimum health standards sama sa wearing of mask og face shields, social distancing, paghugas sa kamot, kining pagpabakuna another ni nga layer of protection sa ato-a nga tanan,” he further said.
    
[We should not be afraid to get vaccinated because this vaccination is an additional layer of protection for us. Aside from our minimum health standards such as wearing a mask and face shields, social distancing, and handwashing, this vaccination is another layer of protection for all of us.
    
Moreover, Quitos urged other frontliners to follow suit and get vaccinated.
    
“Akong panawagan sa akong mga kauban nga frontliners, magpabakuna ta para protektado dili lang ang inyong kaugalingon pati na pud ang inyong mga pamilya o ang mga tawong kauban ninyo tanan,” he said.
    
[I call on my fellow frontliners to get vaccinated to protect not only yourself but also your families or the people around you.] 
    
The first batch of the vaccine rollout in the city is held simultaneously at the Adventist Medical Center Iligan and DoñaJuana A. Lluch Memorial Central School starting today until Wednesday, March 10. (APB/PIA-ICIC)


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