Through the Provincial Health Office headed by Dr. Marujeta Isabel Opamen, the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte sees the need to boost the immunization drive in the province. Thus, with the help of the Department of Health X, a total of 323 residents from the Municipality of Tubod were inoculated on June 24, 2021.
The priority list for COVID-19 immunization includes medical workers, the elderly and people with co-morbidities – medical conditions that make them more susceptible to infection and severe disease. Some PGLDN employees were also present to receive their first and second dose of Sinovac.
Currently, the PHO is setting vaccination schedules for the different municipalities in Lanao del Norte. Dr. Opamen urges everyone to go to their respective RHUs and inquire about the next schedule of vaccination and get immunized. She is also encouraging everyone to have adequate understanding, as well as to stop the spread of false information about the vaccines.
Governor Imelda ‘Angging’ Quibranza-Dimaporo fully supports the PHO and the DOH in their fight against COVID-19.
“We will continue our intensified information and vaccination campaigns in order to assist the national government in the rollout and implementation of our national vaccination program so that we can heal, recover, and rise as one,” Governor Angging said. PIO-LDN