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Baguio intensifies even further Drive for Covid vax as China surges

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The public information office reported Monday that the municipal administration has increased its coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccination push, particularly in light of the rise in cases being seen in China.

To support and encourage those who are interested in bakuna, regular vaccination schedule natin sa SM. We offer regular vaccination schedules at SM Mall for the convenience of people who want to be vaccinated, and we encourage those who wish to get the shot. Meron din mga schedule na ginagawa sa mga district health clinics. The district health clinics also have immunization schedules,” said Aileen Refuerzo, the head of PIO-Baguio, in a phone interview.

All of the city’s district health clinics have vaccination schedules from Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., according to data made public by the city via its official Facebook page.

This is in addition to the huge immunization facility run by the city in the SM mall, which is open every day from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

These locations will serve children five years old and older for the first and second doses, as well as adults 18 years of age and older for the first booster shot. Apart from the second booster shot for the A-1 and A3 categories, this is.

In the meantime, tourists and other non-residents are also served by the city’s large immunization facilities.

The local government claimed that as of October 2022, 109 percent of the 270,000 eligible adults have received their regular doses of vaccinations.

Refuerzo added, “The vaccine effort is not slowing down to persuade the public, especially now that there is an increase in cases in China.

Recent reports from a number of international media sites claim that the Covid-19 XBB version is causing a rise in China.

Refuerzo stated that they are advising returning students from the lowlands to obtain their Covid shots for their own protection, especially those who have not yet received the vaccination.

It would be better for them because they are here in Baguio without their families, she said, adding that they are now living there alone.

Earlier, Mayor Benjamin Magalong expressed certainty that a Covid surge won’t occur in Baguio because so many locals had previously received vaccinations.

“When hearing that a new XBB variety that is causing a rise in China is spreading through tourists, Baguio locals do not need to be alarmed or panicked. Residents of Baguio are immunized and adhere to health regulations, even wearing masks indoors, the official said.

He nonetheless urged anyone who had not yet received vaccination protection to do so at one of the several vaccination facilities that serve both residents and non-residents.

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