The Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte through the Provincial Health Office and in coordination with the Department of Health led the inoculation of medical front liners from seven (7) municipalities on March 22-24, 2021.
According to the DOH, the goal is to inoculate all frontline workers in medical facilities, both national and local, public and private, including all allied professions with clinical responsibilities, nursing aides, janitors, barangay health workers, etc. who are among the priority list of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF)
Currently, a total of 2,356 medical fronliners were already given the first dose of the vaccines, covering 84.46% from public hospitals and 80.52% from private hospitals.
Dr. Marujita Opamen, the Provincial Health Officer, pledged to give her full dedication to help the DOH in their fight against COVID-19 and assured everyone that medical experts have already studied the safety of the vaccines before the rollout commenced.
“Every frontliner that will be vaccinated and every dose that will be administered will take us a step closer towards a safer recovery,” Dr. Opamen said.
Governor Imelda Angging Quibranza-Dimaporo, along with the congressional offices of the 1st District Representative Congressman Mohamad Khalid Quibranza Dimaporo, 2nd District Representative Congressman Abdullah ‘Bobby’ Dimakuta Dimaporo, greatly support the DOH and IATF in their effective local responses and encouraged everyone to work together to better manage the pandemic’s health impact in peoples lives and to also achieve economic recovery.
The vaccines inoculated in the municipalities of Tubod, SND, Kapatagan, Lala, Kauswagan, Balo-i, and Kolambugan were AstraZeneca vaccines. PIO-LDN