Lucena LGU’s offsite vaccination kicks off at SM City Lucena

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Lucena City Mayor Roderick ‘Dondon’ Alcala takes on the challenge from DOH Region 4A’s Development Management Officer Ritchie Villasanta of inoculating 17,500 residents in a week’s time.

In the ceremonial vaccination event held at SM City Lucena, Villasanta said Alcala gladly took on her challenge, confident in his people’s willingness to be protected from the threat of COVID-19 virus.

The challenge stemmed from the recent shipment of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine the city received for the week.

Vaccination Done. SM City hosted the 1st offsite vaccination of Lucena City LGU. Inoculating 2,000 residents on the 1st day of the 3-day vaccination program in the mall. Posed during the event were (L-R) Senior Asst. Vice-President for Operations Engr. John Jason Terrenal, City Administrator Anacleto Alcala Jr., Exec. ASst. Mark Alcala, Mayor Roderick Alcala, Lucena IATF Head Janet Gendrano, City Health Officer Dra. Jocelyn Chua and Mall Manager Maricel Alquiros.

“We thank Ma’am Villasanta for her effort, resulting to the shipment of 6,000 initial J & J vaccines, followed by 17,500 additional vaccines,” Alcala said.

He added he’s confident that the 23,500 vaccines would be given off in a week because he receives text messages from his fellow Lucenahins asking when they will be inoculated.

He also expressed optimism the city government will be given additional vaccines in the coming weeks to speed up the people’s going back to normal life.

The mayor thanked SM Lucena management for providing the venue as a vaccination site, targeting more than 6,000 vaccinnees, mostly coming from the mall vicinity, in the three-day event in the mall.



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