Roxas City holds vaccination kick-off and simulation

Roxas City Mayor Ronnie Dadivas (second from left) witnesses the vaccination of a medical frontliner at the College of Saint John Roxas Friday. (Photo from Upod Kita Ronnie Dadivas FB page)

The Roxas City government held the kick-off and simulation activity of the Covid-19 vaccination at the College of Saint John Roxas Friday.

Mayor Ronnie Dadivas said 18 health frontliners in the city were inoculated with vaccines form the national government.

The simulation activity was led by the City Health Office along with the Department of Health-6, Provincial Health Office, Philippine Red Cross and other City Hall offices.

The simulation aims to determine the running time and process of the 15 vaccination sites once the inoculation of the general population in Roxas City begins.

Still, Dadivas cautioned the public to be careful despite the vaccine rollout.

“Pinaagi sa pagpabakuna, mangin one step closer na kita sa aton handum nga magbalik sa normal ang pagpangabuhi. Samtang nagahulat kita sang COVID-19 vaccine, indi kita magkampante. Kinahanglan mangin mas vigilante,” he added.

Dadivas said health protocols should be followed to avoid the spread of COVID-19 since some parts of the country are under general community quarantine, particularly Metro Manila and Luzon where cases are surging.

City Health Officer Dr. Noel Dorado said the vaccine is another layer of protection for the public against the pandemic.

“Pinaagi sa pagpabakuna, indi lang kaugalingon ang maprotektahan ta. Naprotektahan man naton ang iban nga tawo. As frontliners, naga-atubang kita adlaw-adlaw sa pasyenti, tanan nga klase sang tawo maatubang ta so we really need protection kay pwede guid kita malatnan kag makatapon. Kon available na ang vaccine, magpabakuna guid kay ini para sa kaluwasan sang Roxas City kag sang aton pamilya,” Dorado said.