Halos 50% ng Zamboangueños ayaw paturok! Mayor Climaco pushes for institutionalizing Covid-19 vaccination program


Zamboanga City Mayor Beng Climaco has urged the national government to institutionalize the vaccination program against coronavirus disease.

She made the proposal following a survey showing that 47-50 percent of the city’s population were hesitant on the immunization program of the government.

Climaco said the Department of Health should institutionalize the program nationwide to ensure its acceptability by the people, efficacy of the vaccines, and to properly address all doubts and apprehensions about it.

Despite the survey, the mayor said the local government is ready to implement the vaccination program once the AstraZeneca vaccines are delivered in the city.

Climaco earlier entered into a multilateral agreement with the British pharmaceutical company for the purchase of 410,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine worth P100 million.