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600 social workers, senior citizens get jabs vs COVID-19 in Tuguegarao

By: - Correspondent / @VillVisayaJrINQ
/ 02:15 PM April 22, 2021

600 social workers, senior citizens get jabs vs COVID-19 in Tuguegarao

A senior citizen gets vaccinated against COVID-19 inside a mall in Tuguegarao City. Photo by Villamor Visaya Jr.

TUGUEGARAO CITY –– About 600 social workers, indigent senior citizens, and employees of enclosed facilities were inoculated with the CoronaVac vaccines inside a mall here on Wednesday, April 21.

Among those who volunteered to get vaccinated against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) was 77-year-old Gertrudes Candaroma, who said it would protect her from getting infected since some of her children are frontliners.


“Now, I feel that I have the shield,” she told the Inquirer.


Another elderly resident, 63-year-old Eutiguio Addun, lauded the city government for tapping the mall as one of the venues for the mass vaccination.

“The vaccination is done in just a few minutes. It is also good that the venue for their vaccination is comfortable, rather than conducting it in an open gymnasium where it would be uncomfortable,” Addun said.

Among those who lined up during the two-day vaccination were the Bureau of Jail and Penology Management and Cagayan Provincial Jail workers.

Elderly residents and social workers from Barangay San Gabriel got the jabs on Thursday.

Mayor Jefferson Soriano said vaccination inside the malls is safe and had undergone thorough inspections. It was also approved by the Department of Health.

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