The Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte through the Provincial Health Office headed by Dr. Marujita Isabel Opamen, conducted a seminar to give an overview of the National COVID-19 Vaccine Deployment and Vaccination Program recently held at the Macapagal Training Center, Pigcarangan Tubod.
One year after the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) emerged, several vaccines are now being developed and given this promising news amid the pandemic, the Provincial Health Office invited all the public and private hospitals in Lanao del Norte to discuss matters concerning the immunization process. The orientation tackled various topics such as Profiling and Data management, Supply Chain and Cold Chain Management, Risk Communication and Community Engagement, Vaccine Administration, and Managing Adverse Event Following immunization (AEFI) Safety Surveillance which were discussed by some of the PHO staff.
Governor Imelda ‘Angging’ Quibranza-Dimaporo, despite being unavailable during the orientation, expressed her sincere thanks to Dr. Opamen and all the PHO staff for the hardwork and dedication in serving the general populace and ensuring that the efforts for the upcoming COVID-19 vaccination is well planned, synchronized, and integrated. By following the whole-of-nation approach, Governor Angging is optimistic that the people of Lanao del Norte can combat the unseen enemy.
“We are not back to normal yet. It is very important that we adhere to the minimum public health standards set by the IATF and the DOH for our health, safety, and well-being”, Gov. Angging said. PIO-LDN