Rosal gets Covid jab to show vax is safe

By Connie Calipay


To help allay the fears of the people on receiving vaccination against the Coronavirus disease (Covid-19), Legazpi City Mayor Noel Rosal led the vaccinees during the rollout of CoronaVac jabs at the Legazpi City Convention Center on Tuesday, Mar. 16.


“That’s the reason why we got vaccinated, so the public will follow and this is needed for the safety of the city in opening the economy,” Rosal said.


He said his blood pressure rose during the process but added that it was probably because he got excited about being finally protected against the dreaded virus.

FIRST JAB. Legazpi Mayor Noel Rosal gets his shot during the vaccination rollout at the Legazpi City Convention Center on Tuesday, Mar. 16. Some 287 medical workers in the locality are targeted to be vaccinated, 143 of them are from the city health office and 144 from the Legazpi City Hospital. (Photo courtesy of Vince Villar)


Dr. Fulbert Alec Gillego, city health officer, said at least 287 health workers in the city are targeted to be vaccinated. Some 143 of them are from the city health office and 144 are from the Legazpi City Hospital.


When asked why he was the first to receive the jab, Rosal said priority are the health workers, but as approved by the Department of Health (DOH), he was included as a frontliner and they are the one who actually finalized the list.


In an earlier interview, he said they have earmarked P200 million for the purchase of vaccines to inoculate the city’s 130,000 residents. (PNA)