Angono, Rizal LGU to hold 5-day mass vaccination starting Nov. 29

Published November 28, 2021, 12:59 PM

by Nel Andrade

The Angono Municipal Government will be extending its commitment under the government’s National Vaccination Days, and will be administering coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines until Dec. 3.

Duterte signed Proclamation No. 1253 declaring Nov. 29 to Dec. 1 as Bayanihan, Bakunahan National COVID-19 Vaccination Days.

Workers in the public and private sectors who have not been vaccinated yet are given the chance to be inoculated as the three-day mass vaccination are declared special working days, meaning they will not be considered absent from work provided that they show proof of vaccination.

The office of Mayor Jeri Mae Calderon said the two-day extension of the mass vaccination would enable the local government to maximize the venue, manpower, and resources that have been prepared in line with the national government’s three-day vaccination drive.

Municipal Administrator and Chief of Staff Alan Maniaol told Manila Bulletin that as of Nov. 25, out of the 8,975 target population eligible in the vaccination program, 26,185 or 29.16 percent of its residents have been fully vaccinated or have received the second dose, while 34,176 individuals or 38.06 percent got their first dose.

In the latest tally from the National Statistics Office, the town has a population of 128,479 individuals.

The first dose and booster shot vaccinations for health care workers and elderly, and adult with comorbidities will be held at the Angono Municipal Gymnasium from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. and at Purok 8 Covered Court in Mahabang Parang from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Meanwhile, the pediatric vaccination of 12 to 17 year old children for first doses will be held at SM Center Angono’s Cinema Area from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Residents who intend to be vaccinated are strictly encouraged to get a priority number at their respective barangay hall before going to the vaccination site.