Sorsogon to give brgys incentives to encourage vaccination
MANILA, Philippines — The local government of Sorsogon will release a directive on Monday that will provide incentives to individuals vaccinated against COVID-19, senatorial aspirant and Governor Chiz Escudero said.
“Sa ngayon, magpapalabas kami ng panibagong kautusan sa Lunes kung saan magbibigay kami ng iba’t ibang insentiba sa panig ng LGU para ma-enganyo ‘yung aming mga kababayang magpabakuna dahil bukas naman ang bakunahan ang 12 years [old] and above,” Escudero said in an interview on DWIZ on Saturday.
(We will release an order on Monday wherein we are going to give incentives to convince our constituents since vaccination is open to individuals aged 12 and above.)
Among the incentives to be provided by the provincial government are rewards, eased restrictions, and more mobility for fully vaccinated individuals.
“Bagaman mababa na ang aming alert level warning, mas mapapalaya pa namin at mas magiging libre pa ‘yung paggalaw nila kung vaccinated na lahat ng sa kanilang barangay,” Escudero said.
(While our alert level warning is low, fully vaccinated individuals may be allowed to freely roam if residents in their barangay are vaccinated.)
According to Escudero, 26 percent of Sorsogon’s population is fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
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