By Helen Castano | 07:58 PM January 12, 2021
AstraZeneca has become the preferred vaccine by the city government of Tagbilaran.
In a Facebook post, Mayor Baba Yap said the city government had a talk already with the national government and AstraZeneca to secure doses of the vaccine, and has allocated P10 million for the purchase.
“Ang City Govt of Tagbilaran nag storya na with Astrazeneca Pharmaceutical nga UK based para sa pag purchase sa Covid Vaccine,” said Yap on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021.
He said the city government will not force anyone to take the Covid-19 vaccine.
He urged frotnliners and senior citizens to avail themselves of free vaccination.
The Lancet, a weekly peer-reviewed general medical journal, said Covid-19 vaccine being developed by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca appears to have moderate efficacy in preventing symptomatic illness, and may significantly reduce hospitalization from the disease, data from four clinical trials of the vaccine reveal.