NEWS | 2021/04/26 | LKRO
KIDAPAWAN CITY, April 26, 2021 – Some 419 senior citizens with ages ranging from 60-85 years old were inoculated with the Covid-19 vaccine in the 3-day vaccination activity by the City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (CESU) at the Kidapawan Doctors College, Inc. (KDCI) on April 22-24, 2021.
CESU Operations Chief Dr. Nerissa Paalan informed that the vaccinees came from the five densely or highly populated barangays in Kidapawan City namely Poblacion, Singao, Lanao, Sudapin and Manongol. Paalan said that consecutive cases of Covid-19 infections were previously monitored in the villages of Poblacion and Singao, thus, the more important for them to be prioritized and vaccinated.
CESU recorded 139 senior citizens on the first day of vaccination, 142 on the second day, and 138 on the third day all of whom were rigidly monitored by the CESU before, during, and after vaccination. Vital signs such as blood pressure, pulse rate, respiration rate and body temperature were checked every now and then to ensure they are feeling alright before the actual inoculation.
Furthermore, the CESU said no reports or complaints for any adverse reactions or untoward circumstances were heard from the vaccinees except from minor discomforts from the vaccinated part, mild dizziness, and a little feeling of uneasiness.
As this develops, Kidapawan City Mayor Joseph A. Evangelista called upon the other senior citizens not to miss this opportunity of getting the vaccine especially those with comorbidity (controlled) such as high blood, diabetes, cancer, and other sickness as they are more prone to complications once infected by the virus.
“We appeal to each eligible senior citizen to get inoculated with the Covid-19 vaccine as this is the only way we can stop the virus from spreading and from infecting more individuals.” said the Mayor.
With its Covid-19 Vaccination Roll Out Plan successfully implemented on the first roll out last March 8, 2021, the City Government of Kidapawan, through the CESU and the City Health Office (CHO) has rigorously conducted the vaccinations and following the essential measures undertaken in the conduct of vaccination.
At present, the CESU continue to advocate and campaign for the vaccination to encourage more senior citizens to accept the vaccine and be protected from the deadly virus. The office has also came up with the list of senior citizens from the other barangays and go on with the profiling of seniors eligible for the vaccination.
Meanwhile, aside from the scheduled vaccination of the senior citizens last week, the CESU has also continued to inoculate the remaining front liners in the city. A total of 88 medical and hospital personnel assigned in different Covid-19 isolation facilities were inoculated on the same occasion. (AJPME/jscj-CIO)