BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN
Cadiz City has already vaccinated 83.75 percent of its targeted population, disclosed Mayor Salvador Escalante Jr.
City Health records show that 88,331 of its 113,093 target population are now fully vaccinated.
Escalante said they only need to vaccinate 20,000 Cadiznons to achieve herd immunity against COVID-19.
He also reported that they are averaging 200 booster shots per day, giving priority to frontliners and senior citizens, as he attributed it to the full cooperation of Cadiznons.
Visitors and residents entering the Cadiz City Hall are now being required to present vaccination cards, with all employees mandated to be vaccinated.
You cannot also enter commercial establishments like malls if you are not vaccinated, Escalante said.
We want the people to see their public officials and employees as examples. That is why it is not hard for us to convince the people to have themselves to be vaccinated,” he pointed out.
Escalante remains firm in requiring a negative RT-PCR test result every 15 days for employees resisting vaccination.
But those who cannot afford can present a rapid antigen test, which is cheaper, he added.*