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Additional rabies vaccinators needed in Antique

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Local government units (LGUs) in Antique need to hire more vaccinators and buy their own supply of rabies vaccine to effectively implement a successful rabies prevention and control program in the province.

The Provincial Veterinary Office said that only 29,397 of 53,719 dogs in the province were vaccinated last year.

“We have a 54.72 percent accomplishment because of our various activities conducted to vaccinate the dogs,” said Manolito Delgado, provincial canine rabies coordinator.

Delgado said this accomplishment is computed out of the 70 percent targeted dog population for vaccination.

The official lamented that lack of vaccinators in the LGUs slackens the rabies control program.

Local governments, he added, usually have only one vaccinator.