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RHU Tanza reports on COVID-19 situation, vaccination in the municipality

by Ruel B. Francisco
April 22, 2021

RHU Tanza reports on COVID-19 situation, vaccination in the municipality

TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite - The Rural Health Unit (RHU) of Tanza has recorded more than 2,400 COVID-19 confirmed cases after more than a year since the pandemic hit the country, the 4th among the cities and municipalities with the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the province.

"Out of the more than 2,400 COVID-19 confirmed cases, 600 are active cases," Municipal Health Officer Dr. Ruth Punzalan said.

Meanwhile, the local government had inoculated a total of 1,300 healthcare workers and senior citizens since the start of the vaccination rollout using AstraZeneca vaccines.

Despite the global shortage of AstraZeneca vaccine, the RHU assured the healthcare workers and senior citizens who received the 1st dose of AstraZeneca jab that they will receive the 2nd dose since additional supply is expeted to arrive soon.

Dr. Punzalan said vaccination for the A2 priority group will continue with the recent approval of the Sinovac vaccine by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the inoculation of senior citizens.

About 300 senior citizens per day are targeted to be vaccinated on a first come first serve basis at the Tanza Specialists Medical Center that started Tuesday, April 2021.

The RHU is also planning to start the vaccination of the A3 Priority group or persons aged 18-59 years with comorbidities as they call on residents belonging to this group to register for the CoViD-19 Vaccination program of the LGU using the online registration link found on Mayor Yuri A. Pacumio's FB page.

Pursuant to the provincial government's directive to intensify the conduct of the vaccination program of all the LGUs in the province, Mayor Pacumio is looking into the possibility of partnering with Vista Mall, and using the Tanza Sports Complex as additional COVID-19 hubs to speed up the distribution of the vaccines to achieve herd immunity. (Ruel Francisco with report from Balitang Tanzeño)


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