CMU supports LGU-Maramag’s vaccination campaign to attain Herd Immunity

Through close coordination with the Local Government of Maramag, RHU and the University Hospital conducted a two-day vaccination campaign on September 7-8, 2021, at the Farmers Training Center.

The vaccination campaign aimed to achieve herd immunity. β€œWe should at least vaccinate 70% of our population to achieve herd immunity,” Dr. Jennelyn Joy C. Tizuela, Director of CMU Hospital, said in a phone interview. She further explained that herd immunity means that most of the population in an area is immune to a specific disease.

The Maramag Rural Health Unit and the University Hospital administered the first doses of Moderna vaccines to 441 willing individuals. The RHU posted an online pre-registration and screening to check the health condition of the constituents concerned before the vaccination.

Dr. Tizuela added that most Covid-19 positive cases were unvaccinated. β€œThose individuals who have completed their vaccines got mild symptoms and recovered faster compared to those who were not vaccinated,” she emphasized.

She further encouraged the vaccine-hesitant individuals to weigh the risks. She added that they should consider the benefits of the vaccine to them and their families. β€œThey should also consider its scientific basis because most individuals infected by covid-19 and died are those who remained unvaccinated,” she said.

Mrs. Emma Zapanta, a Barangay Health Worker (BHW) of Dologon, also encouraged the community to be vaccinated to lessen the Covid 19 positive cases in the area. β€œWe want to reduce the number of deceased in our community…so we encourage everyone to get vaccinated before it’s too late.” (MJDBravo).

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