Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan has urged his constituents to have themselves vaccinated against COVID-19 especially now that the city already has three vaccine brands available – Sinovac, AstraZeneca, and Pfizer.
Chan, who had his first dose of Sinovac vaccine on Wednesday, said he will provide transportation to encourage everyone to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The mayor has already hired 30 tricycles to ferry senior citizens to the vaccination sites in Gun-ob and Agus.
“Nanawagan ta na unta ang atong mga kaigsuonan mosanong sa atoang pagpabakuna para mabalik na ang atoang industriya, ang atong panginabuhian, ang turismo og uban pa mao na nga i-encourage nato sila nga magpabakuna,” the mayor said.
Chan’s first vaccine shot was administered by Department of Health 7 chief pathologist Mary Jean Loreche, who also checked the city’s vaccine center for frontline medical workers in Barangay Pajo.
With three vaccine brands available, Chan said constituents can choose whatever brand will be available when they come to the centers. The Pfizer vaccine is now stored in a special freezer in Chong Hua Hospital.
He urged his constituents to get vaccine jabs so they will not be in a severe condition, get hospitalized, or face the risk of death in case they get COVID 19.
“So far wa pa gyud ta kakita nga dunay gibalita nga naay namatay o naay side effect sa maong vaccine, wala gyud so far,” the mayor said.
To give moral support, Vice Mayor Celedonio Sitoy accompanied Mayor Chan in his first vaccine jab. Sitoy had his first vaccine last April 28 and his next will be on May 28.
The 81-year old vice mayor said he only takes maintenance drugs to keep his cholesterol at a normal level. He also did not experience dizziness, weakness, or even pain right after his first Sinovac vaccine jab. – CebuNews.ph