CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Department of Health regional office 10 (DOH-10) here reported that around 1300 senior citizes were vaccinated during the celebration of “Father’s Day.”
The information was relayed to the media by Dr David Mendoza, DOH-10 Local Health Support Division chief on Sunday (June 20).
Mendoza said the special vaccination day was intended for the A2 priority group to celebrate the Day of Fathers all over the world with the purpose of fasttracking local government rollout all over Northern Mindanao.
Mendoza said: “We offered this day (Sunday) to our elderly folks regardless of whether they had a pre-vaccination reference number or not. Those with reference numbers were accommodated more quickly but we ensured that all elderly citizens were accommodated.”
The DOH-10 also thanked the sector of the oldies for their enthusiasam and urged those who have not exerted efforts to take advantage of the Father’s Day special edition of the vaccination program.
In a related news, Lt Colonel Michelle Olaivar, spokesperson of the Police Regional Office 10 (PRO-10) said there were 422 senior citizens with co-morbidities but they were all successfully been inoculated.
“We will not just be checking papers like barangay exit pass but we will also check the documents of the vehicles,” Olaivar concluded. (PNA)