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Aklan town eyes churches, schools as Covid-19 vaccination sites

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Public schools, auditoriums and churches in Kalibo, Aklan may be utilized as sites where mass immunization clinics can take place, Sangguniang Bayan (SB) member Augusto Tolentino said.

Tolentino urged the Department of Education – Division of Aklan and the Diocese of Kalibo to allow health authorities to use their facilities for the coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccine rollout.

The local government of Kalibo allotted P50 million for vaccine procurement. Last month it submitted a letter of intent to pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca. (https://bit.ly/3cEMhf1)

“We call on all residents to support public health measures. Get vaccinated. To better distribute the vaccines, the opening of vaccination sites is important in our efforts to administer doses to people,” the councilor said.

Churches, auditoriums and classrooms in the municipality may be converted into inoculation sites, said Tolentino, citing their good location and ample space to accommodate many people.

He also urged barangay captains to identify the priority recipients of Covid-19 vaccines.