SAN LUIS, Pampanga – Mayor Jayson Sagum, a doctor by profession, of this town is raffling off cows starting July in a bid to boost the town’s COVID-19 vaccination program.
Qualified for the raffle are residents who had the first dose of the vaccine.
Sagum told DZMM Teleradyo that he is confident that this move will convince his hesitant constituents to take the vaccine.
According to Sagum, many residents are undecided about the vaccine because of negative reports and its adverse side effects.
But he noted that some are warming up to receiving the vaccine.
This is the reason why, Sagum said, he has come up with the raffle, which will start in July due to supply concerns, to further convince more people, particularly senior citizens with comorbidities, to get the vaccine and be protected.
He said they chose to raffle cows due to this town being a farming community. This town also produces “tilapia” (St. Peter’s Fish), “itik” (duck), and rice, among other agricultural products.
“’Wag ka nang kakakaba-kaba, magpabakuna ka na para magkaroon ka ng tiyansang manalo ng baka (Don’t hesitate, get vaccinated to get a chance to win a cow),” he said.
The raffle which will be held every end of the month will last 12 months or until June 2022.