PULILAN, Bulacan — The municipal government of this town headed by Mayor Maria Rosario Ochoa-Montejo strengthen its campaign against the dreaded disease — Covid-19, as they conducted an Integrated Aggressive Covid-19 Action Plan (I-ACAP) “Oplan: Bayanihan ng Bakuna sa Bulacan Laban sa Covid-19” on vaccine management held at St. Dominic Academy in Barangay Poblacion here on Wednesday (March 3).
The vaccine roll-out system and the initiative in fighting the dreaded virus was led by Montejo together with the Municipal Health Office with the help of her municipal head departments and local government agencies.
The highlight of the said activity is the Covid-19 Vaccine Roll-out Management System of the local government of Pulilan titled “Sama-sama, Akap-ACAP… Labanan ang Covid-19” to implement an effective vaccination program.
A press conference was also held during the event and attended by local government units headed by Governor Daniel Fernando, Vice Gov. Willy Sy-Alvardo, Mayors League president Mayor Ambrosio Cruz Jr. of Guiguinto, and Malolos City Mayor Bebong Gatchalian as they individually shared its vaccination program in their areas respectively.
“Importante na maunawaan at maiintindihan ng taumbayan ang kahalagahan ng bakuna kung kaya naman ginagawa natin ang aktibidad na ito at nang hindi sila maligaw at mahirapan sa araw ng bakuna,” Montejo said.
On his part, Gov. Fernando lauded Mayor Montejo for her initiative and dedication to end up the health crisis where he shared that the provincial government is in full control and ready to implement the vaccination as well as significant and aggressive action plans in fighting Covid-19.
The governor said that 926 Sinovac vaccines will arrive on Sunday for Bulacan frontliners.
It was learned that Pulilan will be the first town in the province to have the Covid-19 vaccine.
Earlier this year on January 14, the municipality of Pulilan together with the Department of Health (DOH) and the National Task Force Against Covid-19 signed a Tripartite Agreement to acquire 80,000 Astra-Zeneca Vaccine doses for 65% of 118,000 population of said town.
Astra-Zeneca or AZD 1222 Vaccines is a 60-90% efficacy rate and does not need extra care in terms of storage and delivery.
Montejo said that after the Tripartite Agreement signing, they immediately started the mode of online pre-registration through momcares.pulilan.gov.ph wherein the “roll-out management system” will implement under the overall supervision of Dr. Wilbert Eleria, Municipal Health Officer.
Eleria said that as of now there are 3,000 Pulilenyos who have already registered.
The mayor added that vaccine recipients will have a Pulilan Protect QR Code for them to easily identified during validation, the QR Code will be provided and can be acquired through barangay hall and municipal health office.
Initially, the MHO targeted to vaccinate 3,000 individuals per day for a period of 13-15 days for the first batch which will cover 40,000 Pulilenyos age 18 and above.
The Astra-Zeneca vaccine is expected to arrive this month of July.
A signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was also held between the local government of Pulilan and other stakeholders for the said I-ACAP program.
These corporate partners include the owners of the cold storage facilities such as the Froneri, Fisher Farms, and ROMBE where the vaccines will be housed.
After the program, they went to the mock set-up vaccine center and conducted a simulation exercise led by Mayor Montejo and Dr. Eleria. (RONDA BALITA Online)