Angeles City Mayor Carmelo Lazatin Jr. intends to be among the first to receive the Covid-19 vaccine, along with other city officials and health workers, once the jabs are made available in the city, according to the Philippine Information Agency.
The PIA report said Lazatin made the announcement to allay the public’s fears about the vaccines.
The mayor also asked the city residents to fill out an online survey to determine their concerns and grievances regarding the city government’s Covid-19 response.
The online survey can be accessed through the city government’s official website, angelescity.gov.ph, and the Facebook page of the City Information Office, according to the report.
“It is my responsibility to hear the grievances of my constituents regarding the vaccines against COVID-19, this is why we are consulting the public,” Lazatin was quoted as saying.
The questions include basic information; number of person in the household; preferred vaccine; and health conditions including allergies, comorbidities, and if the person had been afflicted with Covid-19.
Aside from the online survey, the city government is also set to commence their house-to-house survey on March 8.
“By updating our database, we could strengthen our monitoring, and scrutinize a well-planned system for the roll-out of the vaccines. Remember, our estimated number of residents is around 411,634,” Lazatin said.