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Angeles City mayor asks companies to give workers time for jabs

Philippine News AgencyAugust 18, 2021

FLEXI TIME SOUGHT. Mayor Carmelo Lazatin, Jr. of Angeles City, Pampanga on Wednesday (Aug. 18 2021) appealed to all companies in the city to give their employees 'flexible time' to receive their vaccines against Covid-19. The city government has launched two vaccination programs, namely "Ronda Bakuna" and "Sundo Bakuna" intended for all priority groups. (Photo by the Angeles City Government)

ANGELES CITY, Pampanga – Mayor Carmelo Lazatin, Jr. on Wednesday appealed to all companies in this city to give their employees "flexible time" to be able to get the vaccine against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).

Lazatin said the city government has launched two vaccination programs, namely "Ronda Bakuna" and "Sundo Bakuna" meant for all priority groups, including workers.

"Target po nating mabakunahan na ang lahat ng residente ng Angeles City kaya tayo na po mismo ang bumababa sa bawat barangay (Our target is to vaccinate all residents in Angeles City that is why we are the ones who go down to every barangay)," he said in an official social media account post.

Before the scheduled vaccination day, employees from the Gender and Development Office, City Social Welfare and Development Office, Angeles City Anti-Drug Abuse Council, and City Nutrition Office conduct household visits in the barangay to give out vaccine forms and notices.

"This is why we are asking all companies to allow their employees to receive their vaccines once the 'Ronda Bakuna' and 'Sundo Bakuna' have been scheduled in their respective barangays," the mayor said.

Lazatin, meanwhile, is reminding employees to do their part, give their own time, and participate in the city's ongoing vaccination program.

"Sinisikap po ng siyudad na mabakunahan na ang lahat ng mga Angeleños, nang sa gayon ay maseguro natin ang kanilang kapakanan at kaligtasan lalo na ngayon na may pandemya pa (The city is trying to vaccinate all Angeleños to ensure their welfare and safety, especially now that there is still a pandemic)," he said.

To date, 35,962 individuals under the A4 priority group or the economic workers and other essential front-liners and uniformed personnel, already received their first dose of vaccine, while 15,150 were fully vaccinated.

Mayor Lazatin also said the vaccine administered by the city government is for free and cautioned residents not to entertain groups or individuals asking for payment for inoculations. (PNA)



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