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CAGAYAN de Oro City Mayor Rolando Uy once again urged residents to complete their vaccine doses and booster shots to ensure protection against severe COVID infection amid the emergence of new variants and subvariants.
The mayor emphasized the importance of third booster vaccinations for senior citizens and healthcare workers.
This is important to protect against severe COVID infections, especially with the emergence of new variants.
The effectiveness of vaccines against these new strains is encouraging. Getting the primary vaccination and the booster is important to reduce the chance of severe COVID.
Because of this, the city government of Cagayan de Oro prioritized the vulnerable groups through the implementation of the booster protocol.
Mayor Uy, in his speech last July 3, emphasized the importance of the third booster bivalent vaccine for healthcare workers and senior citizens in Cagayan de Oro.
He further urged eligible individuals to take advantage of this opportunity to improve their protection against COVID-19.
The city began providing the third booster vaccination on June 29, providing 3,680 doses exclusively for city residents.
Dr. Ina Grace Chiu, the National Immunization Program Medical Coordinator, clarified that the third booster shot is applicable to healthcare workers and senior citizens who received their second booster shot at least four months ago.
This extra dose adds an extra layer of defense, especially for higher risk or close contact with potential cases of COVID-19.
The selective bivalent vaccine targets both the original strain of the virus and the Omicron sub-variants, providing better efficacy.
This comprehensive approach aims to provide broader protection against the evolving nature of the virus and its potential variants.
Mayor Uy’s urging for healthcare workers and senior citizens to receive the third booster bivalent vaccine to reduce the risks associated with the ongoing pandemic.
To facilitate the administration of the third booster shot, the City Health Office operates from Monday to Friday, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
This convenient schedule allows eligible individuals to receive the vaccine without disrupting their regular routine.
Mayor Uy’s call shows his commitment to protect the health and well-being of the residents of Cagayan de Oro.
By promoting the third booster bivalent vaccine to healthcare workers and senior citizens, Uy said the city aims to strengthen its collective defense against the ongoing threat of COVID-19.
This proactive approach contributes to creating safer and healthier local communities while supporting global efforts to combat the pandemic, according to Uy.
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