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PLGU Kalinga creates vaccination outreach team to attain herd immunity by end of November

Tabuk City, Kalinga – As the province targets to achieve herd immunity by the end of November, a Provincial Covid-19 Vaccination Outreach Team was organized to hasten vaccination efforts in the province.

The Provincial Governor’s Office-Information Services today’s press release reports that this is in support to the Department of Health’s vaccination campaign dubbed as “RESBAKUNA campaign,” of which they intend to reach and encourage more Filipinos to get fully vaccinated as protection against the COVID-19 virus.

The vaccination team led by Dr. Edward Tandingan, the province’s provincial health officer is composed of his personnel, members of the Philippine National Police, National Commission on Indigenous People, Provincial Governor's Office, and the Information Services.

As their duty, the team, according to the PGO-Information Services includes the provision of mobile vaccination roll-out activities, updates, and technical assistance to local vaccination operation centers on matters of COVID-19 vaccination policies and guidelines in order to achieve the goal.

Other functions mentioned is the identification of Local Vaccination Operations Center (LVOCs) that did not reach their daily jab target, coordinating with identified LVOCs to set areas/sites for the strike team to assist in the conduct of COVID-19 vaccination sessions, ensuring that cold chain for the vaccines is maintained at all times, and travel to agreed-upon areas or sites on the scheduled day to conduct vaccination sessions.

Also, they are tasked to set up and execute the vaccination session at the site following the Bakunation guidelines, endorse the accomplishment of the outreach vaccination sessions to the LVOC for encoding onto the VORS and VASLL and prepare post-outreach vaccination report.

As recalled, the PHO has targeted around 2,688 individuals to be inoculated daily through the local government units.

With this development, by the end of November, 64,630 are expected to be fully vaccinated in Tabuk City, 18,498 in Pinukpuk, 8,477 in Rizal, 7,857 in Tinglayan, 6,264 in Balbalan, 5,776 in Tanudan, 4,932 in Pasil, and 4,524 in Lubuagan.

As of this writing, there are already 46,135 individuals in the province who are fully vaccinated while 44,640 are partially vaccinated.


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