LGUs can come up with programs that could convince more people to get vaccinated.
To convince more residents to get vaccinated, the Navotas City government has launched a program wherein companions of senior citizens who want to receive COVID-19 vaccines will also be vaccinated.
The city government started its “Vax 1, Take 1” program at the Tangos National High School and Tanza Elementary School.
Under the program, the senior citizen and his or her companion, who is aged 18 to 59, will be injected with Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine, which requires only one dose to be fully vaccinated.
Elderly residents may sign up online or at vaccination sites.
The Janssen vaccine would also be given to bedridden residents in Navotas’ house-to-house vaccination program.