Fifty residents of Murcia town were vaccinated with tetanus toxoid boosters Friday morning, March 12, at the simulation exercise for the COVID-19 mass vaccination of the general population, Dr. Ernell Tumibang, Negros Occidental Provincial Health Officer, said.
The simulation exercise was observed by town and city health officers of Negros Occidental at the Cansilayan National High School in Barangay Cansilayan, Murcia, in preparation for the actual COVID-19 vaccination rollout, Tumimbang said.
They simulated the various stages of the COVID-19 vaccination process, Tumimbang said.
Secretary Vivencio “Vince” Dizon, COVID-19 testing czar and deputy chief implementer of the National Task Force Against COVID-19, said Thursday that the vaccination of the general population is expected to start in the second half of this year.
The first to be vaccinated are the health frontliners to be followed by senior citizens and persons with comorbidities, he said.
Present at the simulation exercise at Murcia were Mayor Victor Gerardo Rojas and Board Members Manuel Frederick Ko and Juvy Pepello.*