Mayor Ella Garcia-Yulo said residents who were vaccinated Monday, June 21, received three kilos of rice from the local government. “This means three kilos of rice per person in a household,” she added.
The Moises Padilla mayor said they did this in order to reach their 70 percent target among the population to receive the COVID-19 shots.
Yulo said that residents might be hesitant to get the vaccine as she and her family tested positive for COVID-19 after they were inoculated.
She also said they had difficulty conducting information dissemination as eight of its 15 barangays are mountain barangays.
Despite these challenges, Yulo said they will continue to think of other ways to encourage more residents to be vaccinated, so that “we will all be safe.”