Mayor Joy urges QC residents to get boosted amid Omicron variant threat

Published January 2, 2022, 7:28 PM

by Allysa Nievera

Mayor Joy Belmonte has urged the residents to get booster shot amidst the threat of the Omicron variant.

Mayor Belmonte and the Quezon City Government’s Task Force Omicron immediately held a meeting to discuss the city’s strategies in curbing the spread of the infection.

“The recent rise in cases is disturbing and alarming and I think it is better to be ready and plan ahead than to panic when the cases rise even more in the city. We will reinforce our successful strategies, which helped us survive the onslaught of the Delta surge,” Belmonte said.

Task Force Omicron will focus on the following areas: Active Case Finding; Quarantine & Isolation; Enforcement of Health Protocols; and Boosters and Vaccination of the Population.

“We have a lot of vaccine doses which can boost the immunity of our constituents. We urge all QCitizens and the rest of the Filipino population to include booster shots in their list of new year’s resolutions. Our vaccination sites are continuously operating to administer shots for everyone,” she said.

“We also intend to intensify vaccination this month by adding more sites and teams”, she added.

The local government has ample supply of AstraZeneca jabs for booster shots after the city immediately procured 1.1 million doses back in 2020.

 
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