CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, PHILIPPINES — The medical coordinator of the COVID-19 vaccination at the CHO (City Health Office), Dr. Ina Grace Chiu, announced that the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Cagayan de Oro will only last until December 31, 2022, according to the DOH (Department of Health).
Currently, there is no more information from DOH if there will be free vaccines next year, added Dr. Chiu.
Therefore, the medical coordinator continues to call on the people not to delay and take advantage of the current free vaccination at various vaccination centers in the city to protect themselves against the virus.
The mega site in Limketkai mall is open from Monday to Sunday, Monday to Friday, at the CHO and barangay health centers. In addition, every Friday, there will be a screening for vaccination at the JR Borja General Hospital.
Available health centers are in Bayabas, Balulang, Bonbon, Bulua, Canitoan, Carmen, Iponan, Kauswagan main, NHA Kauswagan, Lumbia, Macanhan, Macabalan, Patag, Pagatpat, Agusan, Bugo, Camaman-an, Cugman, Gusa, Indahag, Lapasan, Macasandig, Nazareth, Puntod/Macabalan, Tablon, and Puerto.
Barangay Lumbia leading with the most number of COVID cases in CDO
Barangay Lumbia had the highest number of COVID-19 cases in Cagayan de Oro from November 7 to 13 this year.
City Epidemiologist Dr. Teodulfo Joselito Retuya Jr. of the City Health Office reported that 17 out of a total of 118 active cases are from Lumbia, followed by Barangay Carmen with 11 and Barangay Macasandig and Balulang with eight cases each.
Meanwhile, Barangay Puntod recorded seven cases, and Barangay Nazareth, Patag, and Bugo recorded six cases each.
These barangays are among the largest and most populated, Dr. Retuya added.
The official also reminded people to follow the minimum public health standards, especially in the “super spreader events” such as the recently commemorated All Saints, All Souls Day, and the upcoming Christmas.
In line with this, Mayor Rolando “Klarex” Uy is requesting residents to stay vigilant and get vaccinated, including booster shots, to avoid being infected with COVID-19. – WhatALife!/Zed