Bacoor City Mayor Lani Mercado-Revilla received her first dose of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine from Chinese biopharmaceutical company Sinovac on Friday, April 16.
“Lubos ang aking pasasalamat sapagkat ang bakuna ay dagdag proteksyon laban sa virus. Sinovac ang ginamit na bakuna sa akin at kasabay ko ang kapwa ko mayors at si Governor Jonvic [Remulla] (I am very thankful because the vaccine adds protection against the virus. Sinovac was the vaccine used on me and my fellow mayors as well as Governor Jonvic [Remulla]),” the mayor said in a Facebook post on Friday.
Remulla assured the public that the vaccination program will be intensified as COVID-19 cases remain high in the city.
She then reminded the public to stay at home, practice proper hygiene, wear face masks, face shield, and maintain physical distance outdoors to stop or prevent the spread of the virus.
The mayor also encouraged the residents to register online for COVID-19 vaccine shot.
The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) on April 4 allowed all mayors and governors in high-risk areas to get inoculated against the disease.