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Angeles gears up for vaccination of 411K residents

Feb 23, 2021 @ 13:23
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A working committee has been formed by the Angeles City government to prepare for the procurement and arrival of Covid-19 vaccines for 411,634 residents.

On February 15, Angeles City Mayor Carmelo Lazatin Jr. issued Executive Order 04, Series of 2021, on the “creation of the Angeles City Working Committee on the Adaptation and Implementation of the Philippine National Deployment and Vaccination Plan for Covid-19 Vaccines,” according to a Sun Star Pampanga report.

“The working committee will be in charge of planning and organizing the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccines in our city,” the mayor was quoted as saying.

“They will oversee everything – from the procurement to the storage and handling of the vaccines, the transport of the vaccines to 33 barangays, and most important of all, the efficient vaccination of all Angelenos,” Lazatin said in the report.

Then on February 18, Lazatin issued Executive Order 06, Series of 2021, amending the previous EO and ordering the creation of the sub-committees of the working group, designating specific roles to key City Hall officials, according to the report.

The Vaccine Operations Center and Vaccine Deployment sub-committee is headed by City Health Officer Dr. Verona Guevarra, with member nurse supervisor Evelinda Mariano, the report said.

It added that Rafael Lazatin Memorial Medical Center’s Head Dr. Froilan Canlas will be in charge of the sub-committee for the Post-Vaccination/Adverse Events Following Immunization Center.

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