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SJDM to earmark P100M to purchase 50K Covid-19 shots

Jan 17, 2021 @ 14:56
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San Jose Del Monte City will earmark P100 million of its P2.4 billion budget in 2021 for the purchase of Covid-19 shots, according to Mayor Arthur Robes.

In an interview with the Philippine Information Agency, the mayor said the city government was targeting an initial 50,000 doses to be administered to priority sectors from the city’s 1.2 million population.

“Tinatayang nasa 50 libong doses ang planong bilhin upang mabakunahan ang mga prayoridad na sektor sa 1.2 milyong populasyon ng San Jose Del Monte habang ang kapupunan ay magmumula sa mga bibilhing bakuna ng pamahalaang nasyonal,” according to the report.

Robes said the vaccines should arrive in March, adding that the inoculation program would start shortly afterward.

Those high on the priority for vaccination are senior citizens, city employees, front-liners including police officers, doctors, nurses, barangay health workers and barangay officials, he said.

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