Articles worth reading

Pateros reports 17 Delta variant cases 

account_balancePateros access_time4 days ago

The number of cases of the highly contagious Delta variant increased in Pateros, the smallest local government unit (LGU) in Metro Manila, according to a report by Manila Bulletin. Based on a report presented by Health Undersecretary Maria Rosa...

Pasay City Mayor Emi Calixto%u2013Rubiano

Pasay mayor welcomes implementation of alert level system

account_balancePasay access_time4 days ago

Mayor Emi Calixto–Rubiano said on Wednesday that Pasay City is ready to implement the new alert system as recommended by the Inter Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases for Metro Manila starting Thursday, S...

Isolated rain expected across PH 

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time4 days ago

Most parts of the country will experience fair weather and isolated rains, a weather forecaster said on Wednesday in a report by Philippine News Agency. "Most of Luzon will have clear skies and fair weather, and there's a tendency for local...

Malabon News

Over a third of Malabon residents want vaccine

account_balanceMalabon chat_bubble_outline0 Comments

Only 35 percent of more than 1,300 respondents in Malabon City expressed interest in getting a COVID-19 vaccine, a survey said in a report by GMA News.

According to Ian Cruz’ “24 Oras” report on Wednesday, the Department of Health (DOH) urged local authorities to conduct a town hall to address residents’ concerns with vaccines.

“Siguro ‘yun pong ating officials from the mayor, kami po sa City Health [Office], magpapakita po kami na kami’y magpapabakuna nang sa gano’n mawala po ‘yung takot nila,” city health officer Dr. Bobby Romero said.

Malabon has identified five vaccination sites and formed five teams to vaccinate over 247,000 of its population of nearly 400,000.

In Caloocan, meanwhile, 95% of over 13,000 respondents in an internal survey were willing to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

“Sa aming mga pag-iikot ikot, pagbisita sa barangay, ine-educate namin sila na magpabakuna para sa gano’n matuldukan natin itong COVID,” Mayor Oscar Malapitan said.

Caloocan aims to vaccinate 1 million out of its 1.7 million residents.

It has designated 44 areas as vaccination sites, while each of its 165 vaccinators can inoculate 100 people daily.

In Marikina City, Mayor Marcelino Teodoro said the mega COVID-19 facility can vaccinate 10,000 residents per day. 

The local government also simplified the vaccination process into three steps: registration and vaccination followed by a 30-minute observation period.

Teodoro also said the city set aside an initial P5 million to P6 million indemnification fund for residents who may experience adverse reactions.

Two polls have shown low public confidence in vaccines, with only 25% of Metro Manila residents and 32% of adult Filipinos willing to get inoculated. 

The DOH said it would launch a massive information campaign to boost public trust in vaccines.

date_rangeDate Published
7 months ago
shareShare article
folder_openArticle tags
content_copyCategorized under

Share your thoughts with us

Related Articles

No releated news for this article.
Let's Stay Connected Like us on our Facebook page.
×
Click on the article to continue reading
Quezon City adopts no contact apprehension system Red Cross pushes saliva test Vaccines from COVAX to arrive in Q1 Makati Shangri-La to close doors on Feb. 1 Cities in NCR to start vaccination simultaneously Mother, girlfriend of Filipino infected with UK variant also test positive Send Press Release MNC Facebook Page MNC Twitter Page MNC Instagram Page LGU Spotlight Barangay Front Business Sports Entertainment Metro Gen Metro Feature