A group of medical health workers in Cebu did not mind the scorching heat and unsteady boat travel just to reach a remote but scenic island to administer COVID-19 vaccines to its residents early this week.
More than a dozen health workers of Medellin town composed of nurses and doctors from its Rural Health Unit travelled across rough waters for almost an hour by boat just to reach Gibitngil Island and set up a one-day vaccination program.
Dr. Oliver Gimenez said the vaccination hub at the covered court in Purok Pasil in the island barangay of Gibitngil provided vaccines to close to 250 island residents.
“Everyone, everywhere should benefit from safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines especially those geographically, isolated and disadvantaged areas,” said Gimenez.
Gibitngil is an island barangay that is known for its impeccable coral reefs, long stretches of sand beaches and impressive rock formation that is mostly compared to Coron, Palawan.