January 7, 2022 | Isabela City, Basilan – Isabela City Mayor Sitti Djalia A Turabin-Hataman led officials in recognizing the contributions of partner stakeholders in the City’s #VAXXToTheFuture#TugsukToGo Mass Vaccination Campaign against COVID19 in the City of Isabela de Basilan.
The City’s sustained vaccination efforts from November 22 to December 31, 2021 yielded encouraging results pushing vaccination rates to almost 47% by the end of last year.
Specifically, the city honored the contributions of eight ( sustaining vaccination sites which was open throughout the vaccination campaign period, namely:
RHU West / ICEPS
RHU East / CCI
RHU North / East Terminal
Basilan Community Hospital
Juan S Alano Memorial Hospital
Basilan State University
DepEd Philippines Isabela City (and all the schools which served as temporary vaccination sites for our mobile vaxx teams)
Also recognized were the twelve (12) barangays which recorded more than 50% vaccination rates among its residents, namely:
90.53% – Doña Ramona T. Alano
78.07% – Riverside
75.89% – Sunrise
72.95% – La Piedad
67.88% – Binuangan
62.74% – Tabiawan
60.70% – Sta Cruz
58.80% – Isabela Proper
57.67% – Aguada
52.75% – Busay
51.19% – Menzi
50.91% – Begang
Tabuk Barangay was likewise recognized for having the most number of residents vaccinated at 3.427 individuals (48.90% of total population).
Finally, citations were likewise given to community partners in the security sector (4th SFBn, PCG, BJMP and PNP ICPS) and media (PIA Infocen, DXNO 97.5 Radyo Komunidad) who provided logistics and ancillary support which resulted in the success of the program.
Mayor Hataman announced that the successful program shall be sustained until Isabela City reaches herd immunity or at least 70% of its total population of 130,129 (PSA 2020).
Projections by the regional macroeconomic surveillance organization ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO) on the Philippines in its 2020 Annual Consultation Report published on June 29, 2021, points to the reality that the country’s economic recovery will only be sustained through a quicker rollout of vaccinations against COVID19, coupled with strong government policy support, which in turn results in a quicker pace in the reopening of the economy, and the restoration of consumer and business confidence.