Free flu shots for senior citizens, employees, barangay officials

THE Iloilo City Government through City Health Office will give free flu vaccine immunization to senior citizen barangay officials and city employees starting Sept. 24, 2019 at Penthouse 2 of City Hall.

Mayor Jerry P. Treñas issued Memorandum Order No. CMO19-116 dated Sept. 18, 2019 for the conduct of immunization.

“We want to protect our community and reduce the risk of flu-associated illnesses, especially to senior citizens who are the vulnerable ones,” he stated.

All senior citizen barangay officials, including punong barangay, barangay kagawad, treasurer, secretary and tanod commander; and all senior citizen city government employees will be vaccinated on Sept. 24, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

CHO medical officer IV Dr. Annabelle Tang said the mayor specifically instructed to prioritize elderly employees and aging barangay officials because of their susceptibility to disease.

Personnel of CHO will administer the shots.

Non-senior citizen barangay officials will be accommodated from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sept. 24 and 25.

City government employees who are not yet senior citizens can avail of the flu vaccine on Sept. 25 to 26 from 8:00 .a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (PIO)

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