Mayor says Borongan ready for vaccines with 53 percent of population willing to take part
BORONGAN CITY—The city is preparing to roll out its vaccination program with a little more than half of its population willing to get injected, according to the mayor on Friday (March 5).
Mayor Jose Ivan Agda said at least 53 percent of Borongan’s residents were willing to get injected with the vaccine for SARS Cov2, the virus that causes COVID-19. He did not give details about the survey, though.
He said he was confident the city was ready for the vaccination program and officials had already started preparing a list of priority. This would include health care workers, senior citizens and men uniform, the mayor said.
At least P50 million had been earmarked by the city government for vaccination, Agda said.
He said he was willing to get injected in public not to “jump the line” but boost confidence in the vaccines.
“I’m in the non-essential group. I do not want to jump the queue,” the mayor said. “I’m not that kind of person,” he added.
“But if my being first to be vaccinated will help the people of Borongan City gain confidence in the vaccination process, personally I will do it,” Agda said.
“I’m willing to do anything just to make sure that our city achieves herd immunity,” he said. Herd immunity is having enough people immune to the virus to prevent its further spread.
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