The San Juan City government on Monday, Dec. 6, received a certificate of recognition from the Department of Health (DOH) for vaccinating 100 percent of its target eligible population against COVID-19.
The award was given by DOH regional director Dra. Gloria Balboa.
For achieving its target, the city government can now allow 80-percent operating capacity for indoor businesses and 100-percent or full capacity for outdoors under Alert Level 2 quarantine status.
The standard operating capacity under Alert Level 2 is 50 percent for indoors and 70 percent for outdoors.
A business with a Safety Seal from the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is qualified to have an additional 10-percent operating capacity.
DOH also grants 20-percent operating capacity to local government units which vaccinated more than 100 percent of its target eligible population.
San Juan City was also cited for vaccinating non-residents through the JUAN VAX “Tulong ng San Juan sa Kapwa Pilipino” program.
Mayor Francisco Zamora likewise received a certificate of appreciation for his leadership and assistance in the nationwide “Bayanihan, Bakunahan” vaccination drive on Nov. 29 to Dec. 1.
In a Facebook live broadcast, Zamora thanked the DOH and urged unvaccinated residents, including the 12 to 17-year-olds, to schedule their appointments for the jab.
He also encouraged the fully vaccinated San Juan citizens to register for their booster shots. (Khriscielle Yalao)